Anemone montana Hoppe ex Sturm
Anemone montana, commonly known as mountain pasqueflower, is a perennial with dark purple flowers.
Anemone montana was described by M. Hopp in 1817. The name is considered as validly published.
Anemone montana 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.
The perennials reach heights of 10 to 20 centimetres.
Anemone montana is deciduous. The dark-green, digitate leaves are basal. The ovate leaflets are pinnatisect and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Anemone montana produces cymes of nodding, purple cup-shaped flowers from March to May.
The perennials produce nutlets.
Anemone montana is native to France, Italy, Switzerland, Romania and the Balkan Peninsula.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6). Under glass use loamy potting compost with added gravel.
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber:
- alpine garden (especially for plants that are not very competitive)
Suited for rockeries.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing just before seeds ripen. Germination may take some time.
Anemone montana is toxic.
Please read the health issues note!
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.