Flowers. Photo from R.V. Roger

See photo of flowers from Beth Chatto Gardens and flower detail from Bulbmeister

See photo of form with other plants designed by
Pam Lewis and foliage in a group from Wim Timmermans

Plant Name

Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate'

(Allium schoenoprasum 'Forscate')

Allium is the Latin name for 'garlic' or from the Celtic all meaning 'hot'.

Schoenoprasum comes from the Greek skhoinos for 'sedge' and prason for 'leek', a reference to the rush-like leaves of the plant.

Pages 135-136 of Culinary Herbs by Ernest Small, National Research Council Canada for further details.

Common Name

Chives (chive derives from the French word cive for 'from' and the Latin word cepa for 'onion')


Any well-drained soil (Prefers acidic well-drained sandy soil and high fertility - add 3 inch depth of well-rotted compost as a mulch after planting)

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture


Plant Type

Herbaceous Bulb. In cold regions, chives die back to the underground bulbs in winter, with the new leaves appearing in early spring.

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet)

12 x 4 (30 x 10)


Hollow and tubular, up to 24 inches long and 0.1 inches in diameter, Dark Green

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

Bright Deep Purplish-Pink Flowers in May-July. Pollinated by bees.


Widespread in Northern Hemisphere as clumps. Chives are grown for their edible leaves in Woodland garden sunny edges, hedgerows and cultivated beds. Withstands temperature down to -15 degrees Centigrade.

"A fantastic selected strain of A. schoenoprasum, this is more vigourous than the species and produces lovely heads of bright deep purplish pink flowers. Height 60cm (24")." from R.V. Roger.

Sowing instructions from Garden Guides.

The best way to harvest and maintain a fresh supply of leaves is to cut them to about 1 inch above the ground four times a year. Plants enjoy rich soil (unlike the Mediterranean herbs which like poor ground) in full sun. They can also be grown to the front of a flower border, forming an attractive miniature edge with their fresh green leaves.

Use it alongside the ordinary chive and the white flowered variety for a lovely blend of pastel colours seemingly on the same plant.

Available from R.V. Roger , Cotswold Garden Flowers and Bulbmeister for USA.



Flower. Photo from R.V. Roger




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Height x Width in inches (cms) -
1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot,
36 inches = 3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms


Allium aflatunense
'Purple Sensation'



May, June

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

Associates very well with silver under-planting. Probably one of the best known of the drumstick alliums.

Allium altissimum




72 x 36 (in initial years it usually grows a little shorter 48-60 inches) (180 x 90)

It will live for about 5 years , is an excellent cutflower and thrives in inner city environments.

Allium ampeloprasum

Purple to Whitish


May, June

36-72 x 6
(90-180 x 15)

The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellant.

Allium amphibolum


Photo required

June, July

12-16 x 4 (30-40 x 10)

After flowers are over, dead head, but leave the stems to die down.  If flowerheads are required for drying, then wait until the plant is mature enough to produce several flower heads, and then remove half for drying,

and leave the bulb with plenty of energy to die back into the bulb to ensure a good show the following year.  As the foliage is unsightly once it has died back during flowering, it is a good idea to disguise the base in between with herbaceous perennials.

Allium amplectens

White to Pinkish


March, April, May, June

8-20 x 2
(20-50 x 5)

An unusual variety for the rockery.

Allium angulosum

Lilac-Purple or White


June, July, August

8-18 x 12 (20-45 x 30)

Native from Europe to Siberia and whole plant is edible. Plant with Echinops ritro, Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead', Myrtus communis and Allium tuberosum.

Allium azureum

Deep Blue


May, June, July

24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Site near front of borders and in containers with silver foliage plants to show off the blue flowers.

Allium 'Beau Regard'



June, July, August

36 x 9-12
(90 x 23-30)

Flowers in 8 inch diameter umbel in June-August. Flowers last for 3 weeks. Cutflower.

Allium caesium



June, July, August

20-24 x 4 (50-60 x 10)

Chalk, Sand. Native plants on saline soil in semi-desert. Good for group planting and as a cut flower.

Allium carinatum
pulchellum 'Album'



July, August,

14 x 12
35 x 30)

Native to the Mediterranean region and is an excellent cut flower. Looks good growing through Artemesia schmidtiana 'Nana'. Plant in containers or in drifts in the rock garden or border with Heuchera 'Dale's Strain', Sedum 'Oktoberfest' and Talinum calycinum.

Allium callimischon callimischon - autumn

White with Red stripes


September, October,

6-12 x 12 (15-30 x 30)

These unusual autumn flowering species are ideal on a scree or rockery in full sun. They are hardy and also make nice pot specimens in a cold greenhouse.

Allium cepa var vivaparum




18-24 x 6-9 (45-60 x 15-23)

Egyptian Tree Onion. Suits the border, a herb garden or in vegetable garden. Drumstick flowers are produced in June, and these are replaced by small bulbils that can be used as a mild salad onion.

Allium cernuum

Light Pink


June, July, August

8-18 x 2 (20-45 x 5)

Grows in dry woods, rock outcroppings and prairies. It naturalises easily making attractive drifts without becoming a nuisance.

Allium christophii

Purple-Metallic Blue


June, July

24 x 8
(60 x 20)

The faded flowerheads hold up well in the border and are useful for dried flower arrangements.

Allium cowanii



April, May, June

24 x 4
(60 x 10)

Use flowers as edible parts of a salad. It lasts for 3 weeks as a cut-flower.

Allium crenulatum



May, June, July

3 x 4
(8 x 10)

Plant at 2 inch (5 cms) depth with an inch (2.5cms) of fine grit under them for drainage and 4 inches (10 cms) apart.

Allium cupanii

Pink or nearly White


May, June, July, August, September, October

5-10 x 4 (13-25 x 10)

Its habitat is Pinus nigra forest, amongst Quercus pargana, alpine and grey steppe rocky places on limestone, serpentine and schist, to 2200 metres in Turkey. Edible plant with medicinal use to reduce cholerestol levels.

Allium cyaneum



August, September,

6-12 x 4 (15-30 x 10)

Plant at 4 inches (10 cms) depth with an inch (2.5cms) of fine grit under them for drainage and 4 inches (10 cms) apart. Never plant at perfectly measured distances apart as this looks artificial - plant in clumps of 5, 7 or 9 in a staggered group so that they look more natural when they flower.

Allium cyathophorum
var farreri



May, June, July

12-15 x 9-12 (30-43 x 23-30)

Use on a scree or rock garden. Grows on grassy slopes at high elevations in China.

Allium falcifolium

Pinkish, Red-Purple, or White-streaked Purple


May, June

2-3 x 6
(5-8 x 15)

It is often found on slopes with excellent drainage. It is also never found too far away from oak trees, relying on the organic matter from decaying oak leaves.

Allium flavum



June, July, August

14 x 2
(35 x 5)

Best planted in clusters or allowed to self-seed, it does of its best in an open, sunny position in well-drained soil.

Allium flavum nanum

Lemon-peel Yellow


June, July, August

4-6 x 2
(10-15 x 5)

The 40 flowers on the densely clustered flower head open in succession to give a long-lasting display and is a good rock garden plant.

Allium geyeri



April, May

3-12 x 2
(8-30 x 5)

Easy to grow species from the meadows of the western USA, producing small bright pink flowers.

Allium giganteum



June, July

60 x 6
(150 x 15)

A huge tall spike some 1.5m (5ft) tall bearing a very dense umbel of bright purple flowers. Try it dotted in small groups among ornamental grasses.

Allium 'Gladiator'



May, June

68 x 12
(170 x 30)

The foliage dies off as the flowers open, so companion plant with Geranium sanguineum 'Album' to conceal the dying foliage and flower at the same time.

Allium 'Globemaster'



May, June, July

28-36 x 8 (70-90 x 20)

It is deer and rodent resistant. Excellent cut flower. Looks good surrounded by practically anything, but pairs especially well with white, pink or purple perennials. Hardy geraniums, which bloom at the same time, are ideal.

Allium 'Globus'

Pale Mauve



24 x 9-12
(60 x 23-30)

Pale mauve spheres on 20 inch stems in June and a good cut flower.

Allium hirtifolium



May, June

48 x 12
(120 x 30)

This produces large drumsticks of white star-shaped flowers up to 10cm (4") across at the start of June. One of the taller species, so great for adding height to the border.

Allium 'His Excellency'



May, June

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Foliage is glossy and persists until well after flowering. Long-lasting cut flower.

Allium x hollandicum



May, June, July

30-36 x 12 (75-90 x 30)

Native to central China and is an excellent cut flower. Flowers when all the tulips are gone. Prefers alkaline well-drained soil

Allium jesdianum



June, July

31 x 12
(78 x 30)

An excellent cut flower, with quite loose formed umbels, in a rich deep purple, with 40 inch stem .

Allium jesdianum ssp

Dark Purple


May, June, July

24 x 6-9
(60 x 15-23)

Native from central Asia to Afghanistan. Neither deer nor rabbits eat them.

Allium jesdianum
'Michael Hoog

Bright Violet


May, June

48 x 12
(120 x 30)

Good cut flower and ideal for mass planting. The new foliage is attractive in that the leaves all have red tips when they first emerge. Increases well and is quite happy in any soil.

Allium jesdianum
'Purple King

Deep Purple


May, June, July

28 x 12
(70 x 30)

Requires plenty of moisture when growing; tolerates growing in very wet soil. Good cut flower. It will not grow if planted after December.

Allium jesdianum

Dark Purple


April, May

29 x 12
(73 x 30)

Clump-forming. Flowers on 28 inch stems. Plant bulb at 6 inch depth with an inch (2.5cms) of fine grit under them for drainage and 8 inches (20 cms) apart.

Allium karataviense

White with a
hint of Rose


May, June

10 x 32
(25 x 80)

A very useful allium, its large glaucous foliage makes for excellent, well behaved groundcover. Silvery-white flower spikes grow up some 20cm. (8"). Deserves to be used more often.

Allium karataviense
'Ivory Queen



May, June

10 x 8
(25 x 20)

Blue-Green, 4-6 inch wide leaves spreading over ground. Makes ideal ground-cover and looks great in tubs. Looks wonderful in low glazed pots alongside pots of hostas and heucheras.

Allium lenkoranicum

Buff to Rose


June, July, August

14-20 x 2 (35-50 x 5)

The allium lankoranicum is best planted en masse - from the top 20 classic and unusual bulbs article in The Telegraph. 4-5 thread-thin long Green leaves.

Allium 'Lucy Ball'



May, June, July

40 x 12
(100 x 30)

Flowers on 36 inch stem in 8 inch diameter umbel. Erect habit. Great cut flower and ideal for pots.

Allium macleanii



May, June, July

36-40 x 6 (90-100 x 15)

Grows well with roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but inhibits the growth of legumes. Dislikes dry soils. Great cut flower and ideal for pots.

Allium macranthum



July, August

6 x 4
(15 x 10)

Interplant with ferns both to fill the space when its below ground and to lend a little support in high wind. Grows in high mountain meadows and stream banks in moist soil.

Allium 'Mars'



May, June

48 x 4
(120 x 10)

Excellent long-lasting cut-flower. Flower umbel on 36 inch stem in May-June. Seedheads look great covered in frost during the winter.

Allium maximowiczii

Rose-Pink and
Dark Pink


May, June, July

6 x 4
(15 x 10)

The 10.3Mb PDF of the Phanerogram Flora of Mt. Yupari, Prov. Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan produced by Nosaka, Shiro of Hokkaido University in Japan provides further details of its native habitat.

Allium moly

Bright Yellow


June, July

8 x 4
(20 x 10)

Excellent long-lasting cut-flower. Excellent for the rockery, or for under planting roses.

Allium moly 'Jeannine'



May, June

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

A good and easy plant for rock garden or border and suitable for naturalising in rough ground. Attracts butterflies. Easy to establish in grass or under deciduous shrubs.

Allium 'Mont Blanc'



May, June, July

52 x 4
(130 x 10)

Mulch with 3 inch depth of straw in October to provide frost protection during the following winter period after planting it. Late planting (Planting Season: September-December) prevents bulbs making early shoots, which can be easily damaged by frost.

Allium multibulbosum

White with
Reddish veins


May, June, July,

12-24 x 6 (30-60 x 15)

Strap-like 2 inch wide Mid-Green leaves emerge in April. Black centre within each white small flower of the 6 inch diameter umbel on a 28-36 inch stem.

Allium neapolitanum



March, April, May

12 x 4
30 x 10)

This edible, erect-habit, bulb is native to Northern Italy and frequently found growing in grassy areas. An excellent variety to naturalise on the rock garden. It is classed as an invasive species in parts of the U.S.A.

Allium nevskianum



May, June

12 x 15
(30 x 38)

2 attractive blue-grey wide leaves are held at ground level and last through flowering. Between the leaves, in May-June, appears a large, deep reddish 5 inch globe of flowers.

Allium nigrum

White with
Green midribs


April, May, June

20-40 x 16 (50-100 x 40)

Strap-shaped Grey-Green leaves which start to die back when the flowers emerge. Allium companions are Allium 'Forelock', Allium aschersonianum and Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'. There is a pink form of Allium nigrum (Syn. Allium auctum).

Allium nutans



June, July

18-36 x 9-12 (45-90 x 23-30)

Native to Siberia and Central Asia and has edible leaves. The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles.

Allium obliquum

Pale Yellowish-Green


March, April,
May, June, July

18-36 x 12 (45-90 x 30)

All parts are edible - the bulb is used as a garlic substitute in Siberia. The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellent. The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles.

Alium paradoxum
ssp normale



March, April

14 x 12
(35 x 30)

Pure White flowers in umbel on 8 inch stem in March-April. Self-sows in mild-winter climates. The shiny green leaves have a central raised vein on the upper surface, and give the distinct impression that the leaves are upside-down.

Allium plummerae

Icing Pink or White


June, July,
August, September

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Very reliable, non-invasive and clump-forming species.

Noxious weed in only 46 states of USA; one of the Federal and State Noxious weeds.

Allium oreophilum



May, June

4-6 x 8
(10-15 x 20)

Use in borders, rock gardens and in ground covers. Never plant at perfectly measured distances apart as this looks artificial - plant in clumps of 5, 7 or 9 in a staggered group so that they look more natural when they flower.

Allium pulchellum



July, August

24 x 4
(60 x 10)

Native to the Mediterranean region and is an excellent cut flower. Forms a good clump quickly but is not invasive.

Allium ramosum



June, July

10-20 x 6-12 (25-50 x 15-30)

'Chinese Chives'. The flower petals can be used as a garnish on salads. The grass-like foliage can be cut and used as a herb with a slightly lighter and fresher taste than common chives.

Allium rosenbachianum

Dark Violet



36 x 4
(90 x 10)

Dark Violet 5 inch diameter flowers on 24 inch leafless stems in May. The flowers hold their form and colour for 3-4 weeks and are excellent for both cut and dried bouquets.

Allium roseum

Bright Pink


April, May, June, July

6-22 x 20 (15-55 x 50)

The smell and flavor of the bulb is powerful enough to drive squirrels and browsing deer away from gardens, where they are planted as ornamental flowers. For this reason, they are suitable as companion plants to tulips and the like.

Allium 'Round
and Purple



April, May, June, July

36-48 x 10 (90-120 x 25)

Allium 'Giganteum, Allium 'Globemaster' and Eremus (foxtail lilies) together produce a magnificient flower display. Good in containers and excellent cut flower.

Allium saxatile

Mid-Pink through
to White


July, August,

4-14 x 2
(10-35 x 5)

Ideal for Alpine Gardens and in a Trough.

Allium schoenoprasum

Lilac or Pale Purple


May, June, July, August

4-18 x 12
(10-45 x 30)

Chives are grown for their edible leaves in Woodland garden sunny edges, hedgerows and cultivated beds.

Allium schoenoprasum



May, June, July, August

10 x 10
(25 x 25)

White Chives. In cold regions, chives die back to the underground bulbs in winter, with the new leaves appearing in early spring.

Allium schoenoprasum



May, June, July

12 x 4
(30 x 10)

The best way to harvest and maintain a fresh supply of chive leaves is to cut them to about 1 inch (2.5 cms) above the ground four times a year.

Allium schubertii

Pink and Silver


April, May, June, July

12-24 x 8 (30-60 x 20)

This bears the largest flowers of all of the allium family and is perfect for front of borders or large pots and containers.

Allium scorodoprasum

Lilac to Purplish


May, June, July, August

16-36 x 4 (40-90 x 10)

A bulbous, perennial herb spreading mainly by bulbils in rough grassland and waste ground, on road verges and track sides and by railways.




May, June, July, August

24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Looks superb growing through Artemisia 'Powys Castle' or other silver foliage. Very effective when massed in tight clumps in a sunny border. Suitable for a gravel garden and is deerproof.

Allium stipitatum



May, June

48 x 10
(120 x 25)

Excellent cut-flower (cut flowers last as long as 3 weeks. Good as a dried flower. Plant with Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing', Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow', Artemesia ludoviviciana 'Valerie Finnis' and Deschampsia cespitosa.

Allium stipitatum



May, June

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

These flowers can be left on the plant for many months. Can be grown in pots. Plant with blue-flowering geraniums and Alchemilla mollis. Excellent cut-flower.

Allium stipitatum
'Mount Everest




48 x 4
(120 x 10)

Excellent cut-flower (cut flowers last as long as 3 weeks). White star-shaped 4-6 inch spherical flowers on 48 inch stem in June. These flowers can be left on the plant for many months.

Allium triquetrum

White with
Green midvein


April, May, June

18 x 8
(45 x 20)

Excellent as ground cover.
Do not use in USA

Allium unifolium



April, May, June

8-24 x 12 (20-60 x 30)

Grey-Green leaves emerge first and then die down before the flowers open.

Allium ursinum



May, June

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Naturalizes well even in quite dense shade. Grow with roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but it inhibits the growth of legumes.

Allium vineale 'Hair'

Green hair-like petals


June, July, August

30 x 4
(75 x 10)

Use as upper storey in a flower arrangement. It lasts for 2 weeks as a cut-flower.

Allium wallichii

Rose-Purple with
Green middle


July, August,

6-30 x 4 (15-75 x 10)

Provides a welcome splash of colour in the autumn border. These plants can be allowed to self-seed to make impressive clumps.

Allium zebdanense



April, May, June

8-24 x 12 (20-60 x 30)

Unparalled for the dry shady garden, although it will grow in Sun too. Suitable for Seaside gardens and gravel gardens. Thrives in hot dry conditions where not much else will grow.


Anemone baldensis




6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Should be grown in light shade where summers are hot; in full sun in cooler climates. Can be grown with green carpet rupturewort to provide a light green background for the flowers.

Anemone blanda

Deep Blue


April, May

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Companion plants from the Department of Horticultural Science of NC State University for Anemone blanda and its cultivars

Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades'

Mid to Dark Blue


April, May

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Use to create a blue carpet in your border between your deciduous shrubs and interplant with Narcissus 'Ice King' and Galanthus nivalis.

Anemone blanda

Deep Pink


April, May

6 x 6
15 x 15)

Clump-forming habit, can be grown in pots and are ideal cut flowers. They are ideal layered under white or soft yellow daffodils or peachy/pink cup of daffodil 'By George'. They are deer, rabbit and squirrel resistant.

Anemone blanda
'Pink Star

Phlox Purple


March, April

5 x 6
(13 x 15)

Phlox Purple in March-April. The richer in humus the soil is, the more flowers each corm will produce over a 4 to 6 week period. They open their blooms in the morning and shut them at night.

Anemone blanda

Deep Magenta with White centre


April, May

4 x 4
(10 x 10)

Clump-forming habit, can be grown in pots provided they are not given any heat.

Anemone blanda rosea

Light and Mid-Pink


April, May

6 x 4-20
(15 x 10-50)

Companion plants :-
Alyssum, Arabis, Aster alpinus, Centaurea dealbata, Coreopsis, Digitalis, Gypsophila paniculata, Hemerocallis (yellow cultivars), Iris (rhizomatous white and yellow cultivars),

More Companion plants :-
Kniphofia (yellow cultivars), Peonies (white and yellow cultivars), Verbascum, Rhododendron species (deciduous and evergreen), Cotoneaster, Berberis, Acer palmatum, Deutzia gracilis and Weigela.

Anemone blanda
'Violet Star

Rich Violet with
White centre


March, April, May

6 x 4
(15 x 10)

Mound-forming habit, can be grown in pots provided they are not given any heat. Use to underplant roses and deciduous shrubs/trees.

Anemone blanda
'White Splendour



March, April, May

6 x 10
(15 x 25)

Clump-forming habit, can be grown in pots provided they are not given any heat. Use to underplant roses and deciduous shrubs/trees. Lasts well for up to 2 weeks in water as a cut flower. Excellent ground cover as large clumps are quickly formed.

Anemone coronaria
'de Caen

Red, Blue or White


March, April,
May, June

12 x 6
(30 x 15)

Plant tubers 3 inches deep and spaced about 3 inches apart in bold drifts in Sep-Oct for spring-flowering; Mar/Apr for Jun-Jul flowering; May-Jun for Sep flowering.

Anemone coronaria
'St Brigid

Red, Blue,
Orange, Pink,
Purple or White


February, March,
April, May, June,
July, August,
September, October

14-16 x 6 (35-40 x 15)

Does not grow well in gardens in cooler climates, prefers warmth. Must be given protection of frames or greenhouses in colder areas.

Anemone demissa

White, Blue, Red
or Purple


May, June, July

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Native to forests, sparse forests, scrub, grassy slopes and streamsides from 3000-5000 metres in North India.

Anemone hupehensis

White, Pink or Purple


August, September

36-48 x 18 (90-120 x 45)

Good Companions - Japanese anemones mix well with many vibrant autumn flowers, including Aster 'Little Carlow' and Aster laevis 'Calliope'.

Anemone x
lipsiensis 'Pallida'

Pale Yellow


March, April, May

6 x 18
(15 x 45)

These plants are ideal for a woodland or rock garden, where they spread very slowly due to the fine network of roots that they create between the deciduous trees/shrubs. Makes a pretty colour combination with red or plumy forms of Helleborus x hybridus.

Anemone narcissiflora

White and White tinted Blue or Yellow


May, June, July

3-24 x 20 (8-60 x 50)

Edible leaves and roots, are suitable for maritime gardens, clump-forming form, are immune to predations by rabbits and are greedy plants, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes.

Anemone nemorosa



April, May

4 x 12
(9 x 30)

Anemone nemorosa is native to Europe including Britain. Found growing in woodlands. A good bee and bumblebee plant.

Anemone nemorosa
'Alba Plena



April, May, June

6 x 10
(15 x 25)

Plant 2 inches deep and 6-8 inches (20 cms) apart. Further growing instructions from The Telegraph.

Anemone nemorosa

Lavender Blue


April, May

8 x 20
(20 x 50)

Combines beautifully with spring-flowering bulbs and wildflowers, particularly yellow narcissus. Once the clumps get large they may be divided in early fall by digging and ripping apart into pieces.

Anemone nemorosa
'Bracteata Pleniflora

White and Green


April, May, June

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

White woodland anemone which is unusual in that it has three different styles of flowers growing on the same plant- some are single, some double, and some double with a green ruffle.

Anemone nemorosa



April, May, June

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Clump-forming form. Good partner with rhododendrons. Large open flat white flowers on maroon-tinted stems.

Anemone nemorosa

Wisteria Blue


April, May

5-6 x 20 (13-15 x 50)

Has wisteria-blue flowers in late spring. The foliage is dark green tinged with purple. The foliage tends to die down in the summer, ready to re-emerge the next spring.

Anemone nemorosa

White with
White Button


March, April

5-6 x 6 (13-15 x 15)

White flower with tightly packed button in the middle of the flower, developing from the previously yellow centre, in March-April. These flowers can often last for 2-3 weeks if the weather conditions are cool. Overall flowering period is around 8 weeks long. Ideal ground cover in shady areas or woodland gardens.

Anemone ranunculoides



February, March,
April, May

12 x 20
(30 x 50)

It is good to know that "if planted in optimal conditions, it can flourish for years past its gardener." Caring for an Anemone Ranunculoides article provides the growing instructions to grow a healthy plant.

Anemone ranunculoides

Bright Yellow



6 x 18
(15 x 45)

Buttercup Anemone grows in forests and in rock and alpine gardens. The bronzy-dark-green foliage dies back to its rhizomes by July, so grow under Tricyrtis.

Anemone rupicola

White, Yellowish
or Purplish


June, July,

4-10 x 6 (10-25 x 15)

Suitable in rock garden with reasonable depth of soil mixture.

Anemone trullifolia

White fading to Blue.
Can be White,
Yellow, Pinkish,
Purplish or Blue in



6 x 12-15
(15 x 30-38)

Its native habitat is streamsides in forests and alpine meadows. Avoid soil becoming completely dry during the summer and suspend watering in the winter.

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