Anemone sp., Windflower. Anemone x hybrida
Anemone x hybrida

Anemone sp.

Family: Ranunculaceae
USDA Zone: 3-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Anemone sp. is a beautiful and hardy plant that is suitable for zones 3-10. It requires full sun to semi-shade, depending on the climate. This a small shrub usually growing up to a height of 2 to 5 feet.

With the right conditions, the Windflower produces beautiful and vibrant blooms in various colors. It produces single or double flowers in colors of pink, white, off-white, blue, lavender, purple, red, crimson and vinous and also yellow and orange.

Most windflowers require regular watering, however some species will tolerate extremely dry conditions. Generally, water once or twice a week, so that the soil stays moist but not soggy. To help conserve water, you can mulch the area around the plant to reduce evaporation. Additionally, to keep your Windflower blooming throughout the season, make sure to deadhead spent blooms.

Windflowers are not only attractive but also they attract a variety of butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, making it a truly appealing area. These plants are cold hardy and can usually survive temperatures of 30F (or lower) for a short period, so they are great for gardeners in cooler climates.

Growing Anemone sp. in a container in a cooler climate can be a great option. As the flower prefers moist, well-drained soil, the container will help to keep it contained, while allowing air to circulate without the risk of it becoming waterlogged. Make sure to water more frequently and recheck moisture levels when temperatures begin to drop to keep your Windflower thriving. Additionally, if in a cold climate, you may also want to bring the container inside during the winter months to provide it extra protection.

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