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Anemone: Anemone coronaria

Botanical name: Anemone coronaria

Common name: Anemone, Bicolor Mix

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 5a thru 9b

deer resistant, poisonous, drought tolerant

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description for "Anemone: Anemone coronaria"

A mix of richly hued single blooms of red, blue and rose-pink, accented by a central halo of white around the black eye of each bloom. Poppy Anemones are an exalted group of brilliantly tinted, long-stemmed Anemones used extensively for pot and greenhouse culture and as distinctive specimens for the border. You may recognize their distinctive shapes in the paintings of Rembrandt and other Dutch Masters who combined the flowers brilliant colors with light and shadow, creating some of the world's most famous works of art. A wholly enchanting group of plants, named from the Syrian word Namaan, which is a cry of lament for Adonis whose blood, the legend goes, fell to earth and became scarlet anemones. All have divided and lobed leaves and sprite, many-petaled flowers. As a group, anemones aren't too particular about soil type. Some prefer light shade for at least a part of the day. Zone 6 and farther north mulch or lift and replant in spring.

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