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Anemone nemorosa (Wood anemone)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anemone nemorosa

Other names

Wood anemone, Old woman's nest, Wood crowfoot, Wood windflower, Lady's nightcap, Moonflower, Nightcaps

Genus

Anemone Anemone

Species

A. nemorosa - A. nemorosa is a low-growing herbaceous perennial with mid-green, deeply cut leaves and white flowers, sometimes flushed pink, in spring.


Anemone nemorosa is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Small

Toxicity

Eating may cause mild stomach upset, and skin contact may cause irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs Caterpillars , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Anemone nemorosa (Wood anemone) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained humus-rich soil. When dormant can tolerate drier conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Anemone nemorosa

Other names

Wood anemone, Old woman's nest, Wood crowfoot, Wood windflower, Lady's nightcap, Moonflower, Nightcaps

Genus

Anemone Anemone

Species

A. nemorosa - A. nemorosa is a low-growing herbaceous perennial with mid-green, deeply cut leaves and white flowers, sometimes flushed pink, in spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Small

Toxicity

Eating may cause mild stomach upset, and skin contact may cause irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anemone nemorosa (Wood anemone) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained humus-rich soil. When dormant can tolerate drier conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Anemone nemorosa (Wood anemone)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Tomato yellow ring virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus with a broad host range; but found most commonly on tomato. Detected in Europe for the first time in 2013/14; on tomato plants in Poland.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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