Another plant known as ‘Windflower’, Anemone multifida flowers in spring. A clump forming plant a few varieties with different flower colours are available.
Best described as a low growing perennial for semi shade, Anemone multifida has attractive ferny cut leaf green foliage. Reaching around 25cm in height, over time the Cutleaf anemone as it is commonly called will spread by seed dispersal.
Anemone multifida Varieties
- Anemone multifida ‘Major’ – With pale lemon flowers contrasted with a green centre surrounded by deeper yellow stamens.
- Anemone multifida var. globosa – Attractive deep pink to red flowers.
- Anemone multifida rubra – Red flowers.
Care and Propagation
Although both the flowers and the foliage look dainty, this is a tough little plant that will grow in poor rocky soils. It will however grow larger and more vigorously in humus rich fertile areas.
After flowering a seed head will appear, when ripe the seeds can be collected for sowing in spring as the weather warms up. You can also sow in autumn, the seeds will find their way into cracks and crevices.
A number of varieties are available including red flowering forms. They can be grown from seed if you can find it.