Anemone patens L.
Anemone patens, commonly known as eastern pasqueflower, is a perennial with pale purple, sometimes yellow flowers.
Anemone patens was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Anemone patens 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 20 to 40 centimetres.
Anemone patens is deciduous. The dark-green, digitate leaves are basal. The orbicular leaflets are pinnatisect and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Anemone patens produces solitary light-purple cup-shaped flowers in April.
The perennials produce nutlets.
Anemone patens is native to Northern Europe, Germany, eastern Central Europe, Eastern Europe and West-Siberia.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-loamy and comparatively rich. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4). 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: drought, disturbance of the roots
Suited for rockeries and for troughs.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Propagate by root cuttings in winter or by sowing seed in a cold frame when seeds are ripe.
Anemone patens is toxic.
Please read the health issues note!
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.
- 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.