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ANEMONE x fulgens

Image of Anemone x fulgens

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

ANEMONE x fulgens

Plant Common Name

Flame Anemone, Scarlet Windflower

General Description

A naturally occurring hybrid from the south of France, this beautiful tender perennial grows from a fat tuberous underground rhizome. Appearing in late winter or early spring, the showy scarlet to magenta flowers resemble those of poppy-flowered anemone (Anemone coronaria), but with somewhat smaller, narrower, and more numerous "petals." Borne on calf-high stems above clumps of divided, ferny leaves, the solitary, poppy-like blooms have a large dark central disk.

Happiest in full sun but with some afternoon shade in hottest districts, this lovely windflower prefers rich, loamy soil, even moisture, and a dry rest after bloom. Plant the tubers shallowly in fall. The leaves die back after bloom, so give this plant companions that leaf out later and fill the void (e.g., hardy geraniums). This is a good plant for early color and texture in a sunny border, container, or rock garden. The flowers are excellent for cutting.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    3"-5" / 7.6cm - 12.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Purple, Pink, Magenta, Orange Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No