Anemone slavica

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Anemone slavica Reuss

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: nutlet

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Anemone slavica is a perennial with dark purple flowers.

Naming

Anemone slavica was described by Gustáv Reuss in 1850. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Anemone slavica 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 slavica - flowers

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 25 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Anemone slavica is deciduous. The dark-green, imparipinnate leaves are basal. The linear leaflets are pinnatisect and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Anemone slavica produces solitary purple cup-shaped flowers from March to April.

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Anemone slavica is native to the western Caucasus.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber:

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

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing just before seeds ripen. Germination may take some time.

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Anemone slavica is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

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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