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Anemone: Anemone coronaria Rosea

Botanical name: Anemone coronaria Rosea

Common name: Anemone

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 7a thru 10b

poisonous, drought tolerant

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Anemones are 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. 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 worlds most famous works of art. Anemone c. Monarch De Caen Strain--These distinctive petals of these large single flowers resemble ethereal crepe-paper objects dart. Many varieties boast dark, almost black, poppy-like centers. Zones 5 (with protection) to 9. Vibrant rose-pink, black center.

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