A diverse genus in the family ranuculaceae. We include here varieties of Anemone
nemorosa, our native windflower. While nothing can surpass its simple beauty, the
varieties add interest and make good companions to Hellebores, primroses and pulmonarias
in the shade garden. Included are other wood anemones with a similar growth habit.
They all enjoy a cool partly shaded root run, either light woodland or part-shaded
by buildings. Addition of leaf mould or composted bark to the soil is beneficial.