These corms are ideal for growing under deciduous trees; they have sunlight during their flowering period and then the shade from the trees is ideal through the summer when they like to be kept more dry. It must be said though that they are very good-natured plants and will thrive almost anywhere.
Anemone Blanda Blue
Shades of blue flowers from February to April.
Anemone Blanda ‘White Splendour’
White flowers with a pink flush to the back of the petals, from March to May.
Anemone Hupehensis and Hybrida varieties
These are wonderful gently spreading plants for late summer and autumn flowering. They do like their roots in the cool, so are ideal for shady situations – but if their roots are shaded by shrubs or paving, they will grow happily in the sun.
Anemone Hupehensis ‘Praecox’
Single, reddish-pink flowers from late July onwards.
Anemone Hupehensis var. Japonica ‘Pamina’
Rich-pink, double flowers with prominent golden stamens from August onwards.
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ‘splendens’
Showy pink flowers with darker pink backs to petals, on tall stems.
Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’
Single white flowers from August onwards. Brightens up a shady corner.
Anemone X Hybrida ‘Whirlwind’ (syn. A. X Hybridus Wirbelwind)
Semi-double white flowers from August onwards.
Anemone Multifida ‘Major’
Neat clumps of palmate leaves, with upturned cups of creamy-yellow flowers in spring. Often has second flush of flowers later in summer. Forms cotton wool seed heads in midsummer.
Large daisy flowers in spring and early summer. Grown from seed so various shades, mostly pink. Goes dormant in summer.
Snowdrop Anemone. Like a dwarf version of the white Japanese Anemone, flowering off and on from spring. Quite a vigorous spreader.