Anemone vernalis L.
Anemone vernalis is a perennial with white flowers that are tinged pink on the outside.
Anemone vernalis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Anemone vernalis 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 have a stemless growth and reach heights of 5 to 15 centimetres.
Anemone vernalis is semi-deciduous. The bipinnate leaves are basal. The ovate leaflets are pinnatifid and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Anemone vernalis produces solitary nodding, white cup-shaped flowers in April.
The perennials carry ornamental nutlets.
Anemone vernalis is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and eastern Central Europe.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam with a pH between 5 and 6,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
The recommended planting distance is 10 to 20 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.
Anemone vernalis 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.