Common names: Wood Anemone, Windflower
Hardy to zones: 4 – 8
Very sweet spring ephemeral with showy, semi-double snow white flowers in mid to late spring. It slowly creeps and forms loose colonies that other plants can happily mingle with. Come summer it disappears into the woodland floor leaving us all wanting more; looking forward to their appearance again next spring.
“Clinging to ephemeral life as did Adonis, for whom Zephyr named the Anemone, O windflower, too soon shaking off his petals, swift & soon to die.”
18th Century Roman poet