Garden anemone

Anemone coronaria | Also known as: Irish anemone, St Brigid's anemone, Poppy windflower | Rating: 15 votes | Print / Pdf

Garden anemone is also known as a 5-star Michelin restaurant amongst slugs

Anemone coronaria is also known as poppy anemone as it looks rather like a poppy with its saucer shaped flowers with dark centres. It has deeply divided leaves with a delicate lacy look. It grows to a height of around half a metre. The flowers can be red, white or purple in colour and are large, up to 7cm in diameter. It will grow in most types of soil with good drainage and will prefer a sheltered position in the garden. It likes lots of sun too. You won't need to prune this one, but watch out for slugs who like to feast on this plant.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • The sap of this plant may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.45
Spread [m]
  • 0.15
Dominant flower colour
  • Mixed colours
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Erect
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z8-12
Heat zone
  • H12-8
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -12 - 0
Heat days
  • 90 - 210
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Meadows
Garden spaces
  • Underplanting
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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