Botanical name: Anemone
Botanical name: Anemone
The genus of windflowers is a part of the Buttercup family. The Latin name was given by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 from the Greek name meaning 'daughter of the wind'. Presumably, that name occurred because the plant's sensitive petals can be carried away by the wind. According to a Greek legend, windflowers were created by the goddess Aphrodite.
Species of Windflowers
Wind flowers 'Geante des Blanches'
Wind flowers 'Geante des Blanches' is a tall white-flowered wind flower with an eye-catching yellow center. It is a cultivar of the hybrid Anemone × hybrida, whose parentage is unknown. These hybrids grow to 1 m maximum, meaning that this variety is one of the tallest of this group. The name translates to 'white giant', which is a perfect description of this cultivar.
Anemone hupehensis is a plant that can last for a long time. The flowers are purple, pink, or white, depending on the cultivar. The leaves have a deeply marked margin with leaflets arranged like the spreading fingers of a hand. You can find this plant growing in lowland thickets, streamsides, and hilly regions of China.
Balkan anemone 'Charmer'
Balkan anemone 'Charmer' is quite a charming low-growing ground cover that offers deep pink daisy-like flowers with white centers and yellow anthers. It is a cultivar of the Balkan anemone, also known as Grecian Wildflowers. The name translates from Anemone blanda, where ‘blanda’ means ‘charming’. This is a popular plant as it is one of the first to bloom in early spring after the cold winter months.
Snowdrop anemone 'Madonna'
Snowdrop anemone 'Madonna' blooms in late spring or early summer, producing glistening white, fragrant flowers with a prominent ring of bright golden yellow stamens. The cultivar's name reflects the purity of its white petals. Additional aesthetic value comes from cottony seedheads that replace the flowers. The foliage is also decorative: lush, dark-green, and finely cut. It is an undemanding and pest-free plant.
Anemone hupehensis 'Bressingham Glow'
Anemone hupehensis 'Bressingham Glow' offers large, deep rose-pink blooms with yellow-gold stamens that flower in late summer. It is a cultivar of Anemone hupehensis named for its ‘glowing’ tones. This cultivar is favored by gardeners in coastal areas as it is salt tolerant.
Anemone hupehensis 'Pocahontas'
Anemone hupehensis 'Pocahontas' is a cultivar of the Japanese anemone (Anemone hupehensis) selected to have double flowers with slightly ruffled petals. It is more hardy, robust, and pest-free than its parent plant, as well. This cultivar belongs to the so-called "Fantasy series" that includes several cultivars, all named after movie characters; hence the name 'Pocahontas.'
Wind flowers 'Robustissima'
The genus of wind flowers 'Robustissima' is a part of the Buttercup family. The Latin name was given by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 from the Greek name meaning 'daughter of the wind'. Presumably, that name occurred because the plant's sensitive petals can be carried away by the wind. According to a Greek legend, wind flowers 'Robustissima' were created by the goddess Aphrodite.
Anemone hupehensis 'Prinz Heinrich'
Anemone hupehensis 'Prinz Heinrich' is a Japanese anemone that is has shorter stalks than its parent, growing up to 90 cm tall as compared to the 1.2 m of the parent plant. Prinz Heinrich was a Prussian prince who lived between 1862 and 1929. This anemone is a popular garden plant with dark pink flowers that have yellow centers.
Wind flowers 'Elegans'
The genus of wind flowers 'Elegans' is a part of the Buttercup family. The Latin name was given by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 from the Greek name meaning 'daughter of the wind'. Presumably, that name occurred because the plant's sensitive petals can be carried away by the wind. According to a Greek legend, wind flowers 'Elegans' were created by the goddess Aphrodite.
Poppy anemone 'Blue Poppy'
Poppy anemone 'Blue Poppy', also known as Spanish Marigold or Windflower, is a bright, vibrant blue poppy anemone cultivar. They are easy to grow and the flowers last up to four weeks, making them an attractive and low maintenance addition to a garden. They also attract butterflies and bees.
Poppy anemone 'Sylphide'
It's appropriate that poppy anemone 'Sylphide' is named after a famous ballet because this striking pink poppy will add elegance and poise to any garden. This cultivar trades in the characteristic red poppy color for a round cluster of cerise-pink petals. These make for attractive cut flowers and bloom during early summer.
Wood anemone 'Leeds' Variety'
Wood anemone 'Leeds' Variety' is distinctive for its large star-shaped white flowers that flush pink as they age. It is known for being a particularly vigorous variety of Wood anemone, and gardeners love that it is so tolerant.
Wood anemone 'Allenii'
Wood anemone 'Allenii' is a cultivar of the Wood anemone and differs from its parent plant in the color of its flowers—while both the species and the cultivar have petals with lavender-blue uppersides, the undersides of the cultivar's petals are slightly tinged with pink.
Poppy anemone 'Hollandia'
Poppy anemone 'Hollandia' is striking in its poppy-like appearance, with bright red flowers adorned with a white ring in the center, sprinkled with black stamens to create a highly contrasting look like no others in this genus. It's an Anemone De Caen cultivar with unknown parentage, so no one is sure why it was called "Hollandia."
Poppy anemone 'Bordeaux'
Poppy anemone 'Bordeaux' offers stunning poppy-shaped blooms with deep wine-red (hence the name) velvety petals and purple hearts. It is a single-flowered cultivar of the Poppy anemone, and part of the De Caen group cultivars, that get their name from the city of Caen in France where they were first bred. Poppy anemone 'Bordeaux' can be planted at intervals through the spring and summer to provide a long season of beautiful color.
Wood anemone 'Robinsoniana'
Wood anemone 'Robinsoniana' is an old Wood anemone cultivar with deeply divided, dark green leaves and light-lavender solitary flowers with delicate, rounded petals, grayish on their undersides, unlike the parent plant which has pure white flowers. The cultivar's flowers are adorned with contrasting golden-yellow stamens.
Balkan anemone 'White Splendour'
Unlike its parent plant, the Balkan anemone (Anemone blanda), this cultivar doesn't feature blue flowers, but white. Thanks to its attractive, pure-white blossoms, the cultivar carries the name 'White Splendour.' This cultivar has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Anemone hupehensis 'September Charm'
Known as one of the hardiest anemone cultivars, the anemone hupehensis 'September Charm' proves to have resistance to disease, insects, and salt. With its versatility as a cut flower, the anemone hupehensis 'September Charm' will also form colonies in meadows, prairies, and coastal gardens when its flowers bloom in the fall.
A species of buttercup with lilac-tinted white petals, carolina windflower (Anemone caroliniana) is truly a herald of spring. Its name derives from the Greek anemos, or "wind," referring to its tendencies to open at the touch of the first spring breeze of the year. It does not like dense forests and is most commonly found in reasonably open spaces, such as dry prairies or pine barrens.
Yellow wood anemone
A flowering perennial, yellow wood anemone is a favorite found in rock gardens and alpine gardens. Bright yellow flowers appear in early spring but the plant goes dormant and dies back to its corms in the summer.
The rhizomes crawl sideways and swell in a spindle shape. The leaves on the stem have a handle and 3 rotate with 3 leaves. The flowering period is spring the height of the flower stalk is 15 to 20 cm and one flower with petal-shaped sepals of 2 to 3 cm in diameter is attached. The sepal is white with 8-13 pieces. There are no petals. It resembles a closely related Kikuzaki Ichige but is characterized by a shallow leaf cut into three leaves.
Another name for candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica) is long-headed thimbleweed. It produces flowers that resemble thimbles—hence the name. This is a species that’s indigenous to the eastern and central United States. Every single part of this plant is poisonous if eaten. It can also cause skin irritation if you handle it.
The Anemone berlandieri or tenpetal Thimbleweed is a perennial wildflower native to the Southern United States and northern Mexico. It attracts bees, butterflies and birds, but is reportedly poisonous to humans and may cause irritation when handled.
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Prinz Heinrich'
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Prinz Heinrich' is a cultivar of the Japanese anemone (Anemone hupehensis var. japonica) that was selected to have a more compact growth form and slightly shorter flower stalks than the parent plant. The cultivar was named after Prince Henry of Prussia (Prinz Heinrich).
Wind flowers 'Serenade'
Wind flowers 'Serenade' is a Japanese anemone hybrid that's known and loved for its crazy blooming ability, producing one of the longest flower displays of any perennial. It's unclear the precise parentage of this plant, but this doesn't halt its popularity, being used in abundance mostly because of the weeks upon weeks that it blossoms for.
Wind flowers 'Galilee Pastel Mixed'
A variety of Anemone, the wind flowers 'Galilee Pastel Mixed' cultivar is distinguished by its soft pastel red, pink, purple, and white flowers. The color adds a splash of vibrancy to the garden, and they do well as cut flowers in a vase. The name of the flower is inspired both by its coloration as well as the anemone's native area along the Mediterranean.
Poppy anemone 'Mr Fokker'
The genus of poppy anemone 'Mr Fokker' is a part of the Buttercup family. The Latin name was given by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 from the Greek name meaning 'daughter of the wind'. Presumably, that name occurred because the plant's sensitive petals can be carried away by the wind. According to a Greek legend, poppy anemone 'Mr Fokker' were created by the goddess Aphrodite.
Balkan anemone 'Pink Charmer'
The balkan anemone 'Pink Charmer' is a cultivar from the buttercup family. This Grecian wildflower is a perennial. The petals form a bell-like shape that opens to show its beautiful pink petals and yellow centers. The balkan anemone 'Pink Charmer' will reach a height of 10 to 15 cm
Wind flowers 'Pretty Lady Susan'
Wind flowers 'Pretty Lady Susan' is part of the ‘pretty lady’ series of Anemone cultivars that also includes ‘pretty lady Diana’ and ‘pretty lady Emily.’ This gardener's favorite produces showy pink flowers that are a dramatic contrast to the white flowers of the parent plant.
Wind flowers 'Whirlwind'
Wind flowers 'Whirlwind' has showy white flowers which are semi-double flowered in contrast to the single flowers of natural windflowers. The name whirlwind refers to the windmill-like shape of the flower's petals. In recognition of its outstanding qualities, this plant has received the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit.
Balkan anemone 'Ingramii'
Balkan anemone 'Ingramii' is a cultivated plant from the buttercup family. It is bred to be a hardy perennial with a lifespan longer than that of other plants in the genus. It also takes longer for balkan anemone 'Ingramii' to multiply, making it easier to control in gardens.
Poppy anemone 'Harmony Orchid'
Poppy anemone 'Harmony Orchid' is a Poppy anemone cultivar selected for its large pink flowers adorned with distinctive purple "eyes". Although the cultivar is dwarf-sized, the flowers are relatively large. This selection makes a great choice for combination planters.
Poppy anemone 'Lord Lieutenant'
The genus of poppy anemone 'Lord Lieutenant' is a part of the Buttercup family. The Latin name was given by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 from the Greek name meaning 'daughter of the wind'. Presumably, that name occurred because the plant's sensitive petals can be carried away by the wind. According to a Greek legend, poppy anemone 'Lord Lieutenant' were created by the goddess Aphrodite.
Balkan anemone 'Blue Shades'
A cultivar of the Balkan anemone (Anemone blanda), balkan anemone 'Blue Shades' was selected for its lilac-shaded flowers. The name of the cultivar refers to this coloration, as it blooms in many hues of lilac-blue. Besides its appealing mounding growth habit, it is prized for its sturdiness and butterfly-attracting abilities.
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Pamina'
The deep pink flowers of anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Pamina' differ greatly from the parent plant's light pink or white blooms. This plant is a popular variety of Anemone hypehensis, and the name "Pamina" was given for unknown reasons. Gaining the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit, this plant is loved by most if not all gardeners.
Wood anemone 'Vestal'
Wood anemone 'Vestal' is distinct for its pure white flowers. A cultivar of Anemone nemorosa, its name is a reference to the Vestal Virgins of ancient Rome, equally famed for their purity. Gardeners appreciate this plant for its resistance to disease, pests, deer, and rabbits.
Wind flowers 'Honorine Jobert'
A cultivar of Japanese anemone, wind flowers 'Honorine Jobert' is beloved for its longevity, overall toughness and late blooming season, which peaks in autumn. It is thus reliably colorful at a time with its distinguishable white flowers when many other flowers are withering. It was first bred in 1858 by a Monsieur Jobert in Verdun, France.
Anemone hupehensis var. Japonica 'Splendens'
The genus of anemone hupehensis var. Japonica 'Splendens' is a part of the Buttercup family. The Latin name was given by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 from the Greek name meaning 'daughter of the wind'. Presumably, that name occurred because the plant's sensitive petals can be carried away by the wind. According to a Greek legend, anemone hupehensis var. Japonica 'Splendens' were created by the goddess Aphrodite.
Poppy anemone 'Die Braut'
Poppy anemone 'Die Braut' has a common name that translates from the German as 'The Bride', as this herbaceous perennial hybrid bears pure white flowers like a bridal gown. These white flowers are unusual for a member of the poppy family; the flowers of the parent plant are red. This plant is popularly grown in gardens as bedding and border plants or in pots.
Poppy anemone 'Mount Everest'
Poppy anemone 'Mount Everest' is a Poppy anemone that probably gets its name from its snow-white blooms. This cultivar is part of the St. Brigid group, meaning that it is a double-flowered Poppy anemone. It may be shorter than its parent plant, only growing to 30 cm as opposed to 40 to 60 cm. Gardeners love that this cultivar attracts butterflies and is easy to grow.
Poppy anemone 'Harmony Scarlet'
Poppy anemone 'Harmony Scarlet' is a stunning dwarf cultivar of the Poppy anemone that is bred for its compact size. The bright red, single blossoms on this small-sized cultivar are quite large and bold, making an impressive display against the rounded, clump-forming foliage.
Wind flowers 'Dreaming Swan'
A cultivar of anemone, wind flowers 'Dreaming Swan' is a clump-forming perennial that produces distinctive semi-double white flowers with blue-tinted streaks on the reverse of the petals. A delicate but not showy ornamental, it is appreciated for its surprising hardiness – this cultivar can tolerate cold, modest shade and exposure to the elements.
Poppy anemone 'Harmony Blue'
Poppy anemone 'Harmony Blue' is a dwarf-sized Poppy anemone cultivar, noted for its compact growth form and large, semi-double to double, lavender-blue flowers that appear early in the season. The flowers are also distinguished by impressive dark blue central disks.
Wind flowers 'Wild Swan'
A cultivar of anemone, wind flowers 'Wild Swan' produces white petals and bold yellow stamens, and the reverse is marked with a distinctive blue-gray streak. It won the 2011 Chelsea New Plant of the Year and is believed to be a mix between the early- and late-flowering cultivars, along with being quite difficult to grow.
Snowdrop anemone (Anemone sylvestris) is a perennial flowering plant native to central and western Europe, where it grows in dry deciduous woodlands and meadows. The white, cup-shaped, fragrant flowers appear in late spring or early summer. Resilient and easily spread via rhizomes, snowdrop anemone makes an excellent ground-cover plant for shaded gardens.
Poppy anemone (Anemone coronaria) is a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region. It is widely cultivated and has a wide range of colors. Poppy anemone is most often cultivated to produce cut flowers. It's also popularly cultivated in home gardens.
Cyclamen-leaved windflower is a perennial deciduous plant that forms mats of dark foliage. When cultivated, it can be grown as an annual for borders and beds as well as containers. It is called Anemone palmata from the Latin for ‘palm of your hand’ which references its unusual rounded leaf form.
Creeping chinese windflower
Generally found in woodland gardens, creeping chinese windflower is usually pollinated by flies and bees. This perennial is small, growing up to 20 cm. The rhizome is thought to assist in digestion or promote appetite, and it’s also an aromatic stimulant.
Blue anemone (Anemone apennina) is a European wildflower. It is a popular, award-winning garden plant grown for its elegant, blue daisy-shaped flowers. This plant looks very similar to the Balkan anemone (Anemone blanda), but can be differentiated by its leaves, which have hairy undersides.
Cutleaf anemone (Anemone multifida) is a flowering plant species native to North America and related to the buttercup. The cutleaf anemone is poisonous and contains ranunculin. This species comes in four subspecies variations.
Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) is an herbaceous perennial species native to Europe. Wood anemone flowers in early spring. This species is known for the musky smell of the leaves. Wood anemone is also called the windflower, thimbleweed, and smell fox. Many cultivars of this species are planted in gardens.
Grecian windflower (Anemone blanda) is a flowering plant species that blooms in early spring. This species grows best in partial shade and moist soil. Grecian windflower is often planted under trees or in rock gardens.
Wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia) is a small white flower in the buttercup family with a distinctive, musky smell. It grows naturally on the floor of healthy woodlands. It grows and spreads through underground tubers or rhizomes and dies back in the summer.
The tall Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) is a wildflower native to the central and eastern parts of the United States and is known most commonly for bountiful flower shows in late summer. It can thrive in areas where other wildflowers would struggle from lack of sunlight. Dear, insects, and other diseases do not target this plant, making it incredibly hardy.