Anemone is a genus of about120 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe, North America and Japan.
The flower stem bears one or several beautiful flowers, with an involucre of three leaflets below each flower, giving this plant an spectacular appearance. Whether tall-growing or low-growing, these flowers will add beauty to your garden!
The genus name is derived from the Greek word “anemone”, which means “daughter of the wind”.
Anemone is a symbol of rebirth, new beginnings and the never-ending circle of life.
It can also symbolize protection, anticipation, good luck, prosperity, happiness and joy.
Anemone belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. Members of this family are known both for their toxicity and medicinal properties.
All parts of the plant are toxic to both humans and animals. Anemones contain a compound that may cause vomiting, diarrhea, skin irritation and dermatitis.
The difference between poison and medicine lies in the dose.
Benefits and Uses
Anemone has been used as a remedy to treat headaches, gout, cramps and menstrual problems.
It is rarely used today because all the varieties are poisonous in some degrees.
Anemones have always been a powerful muse for artists, especially painters including Monet, who had a life-long devotion to floral subjects.
They are one of the most popular flowers to be used in wedding arrangements.
Anemone Plant Data
The flowers can be found in all colors of the rainbow.
Spring, Autumn, Summer
Anemone can grow from 10 cm to 1,5 metres (4 inches to 5 ft) tall.
The plant likes moist, but well drained soil. Anemones have a wide pH tolerance, from acid to neutral and alkaline.