Anemone hepatica var. acuta
Anemone hepatica var. acuta (Pursh) Pritz.
Anemone hepatica var. acuta is a perennial with white, blue or pink flowers.
Anemone hepatica var. acuta was already described and the name validly published by Frederick Traugott Pursh. It was George August Pritzel, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1841.
Anemone hepatica var. acuta is a variety 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.
The perennials reach heights of 10 to 30 centimetres.
Anemone hepatica var. acuta is semi-deciduous. The green, simple leaves are basal. They are palmately lobed, entire and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Anemone hepatica var. acuta produces cymes of white many-stellate flowers from March to April.
The perennials produce nutlets.
Anemone hepatica var. acuta is native to the central Northeast of the US, the Northeast of the US and the Southeast of the US.
The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
Suited for nature gardens, rockeries and for mixed borders.
Maintenance and Propagation
- For healthy growth give compost in autumn.
Propagate by division in spring. The plants will only recover slowly.
Anemone hepatica var. acuta is toxic.
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Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.