Anemone slavica Reuss
Anemone slavica is a perennial with dark purple flowers.
Anemone slavica was described by GustÃ¡v Reuss in 1850. The name is considered as validly published.
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.
The perennials reach heights of 25 to 40 centimetres.
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.
Anemone slavica is native to the western Caucasus.
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 -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
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 slavica 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.