Anemone bungeana

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Anemone bungeana C.A.Mey. ex Ledeb.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: bipinnate

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: nutlet

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: nodding

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales

Anemone bungeana is a perennial with velvety, reddish purple flowers.

Naming

Anemone bungeana was described by George August Pritzel in 1842. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Anemone bungeana is a species in the genus Anemone which contains approximately 204 to 289 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Anemone coronaria.

Characteristics

Anemone bungeana - habitus

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Anemone bungeana is deciduous. The bipinnate leaves are basal. The elliptic leaflets are pinnatisect and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Anemone bungeana produces solitary nodding, purple cup-shaped flowers from March to April.

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Anemone bungeana is native to West-Siberia and Mongolia.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-loamy and comparatively rich. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5). Under glass use loamy potting compost with added gravel.

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber:

  • alpine garden (especially for plants that are not very competitive)

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: disturbance of the roots

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by root cuttings in winter or by sowing seed in a cold frame when seeds are ripe.

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Anemone bungeana is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Gnaw marks and slime trails indicate a problem with slugs. Prevent infestation by improving hygiene and by regularly working the soil. In case of an infestation use slug pellets or nematodes to control pest. Handpicking the slug also helps, do this preferably in the evening hours.

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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