Anemone nemorosa

Wood Anemone

Categories: Wildflower

A. nemorosa is a dwarf herbaceous perennial to 20cm in height, with a slender rhizome and deeply cut leaves. Solitary flowers with about 7 white petals, sometimes flushed pink on reverse

More About Anemone nemorosa

  • early blooming woodlander

A. nemorosa are woodland plants which require a cool root run, for light woodland with plenty of leaf mould incorporated into the soil. They should be planted horizontally just below ground level. Flowers appear from early March to mid April. Clumps may be divided every 3-4 years to encourage best growth

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3-6 in


1-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Anemone nemorosa Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Specimen
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Edging
  • Cottage Garden
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Flower Color

  • Blue
  • White


  • Spreading
  • Creeping
  • Mounding