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Anemone: Anemone coronaria var. St. Brigid

Botanical name: Anemone coronaria var. St. Brigid

Common name: Anemone, 'St. Brigid' Strain

also known as (Peony Flowered Anemone)

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Mercer island, Wa

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

poisonous, drought tolerant

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'St. Brigid' Anemones are a colorful mix in shades of red, rose-pink, blue and white. Zones 5 (with protection) to 9. This semi-double strain produces flowers with a circular flourish of petals arranged in several rows around the center. The petals contributes to the flowers markedly fuller appearance. 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. 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.

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