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Anemone nemorosa

'Vestal'


Vestal Wood Anemone, Vestal Windflower, Vestal Thimbleweed




Family
Ranunculaceae
Genus
Anemone
Species
nemorosa
Cultivar
'Vestal'
Category
Bulbs, Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone
7b - 8a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7
Temperature (°C)
-15 - (-9)
Temperature (°F)
-5 - 15
Height
0.1 - 0.5 m
Spread
0.1 - 0.5 m
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Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
AprilMay
General Description
Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal' is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial with deeply dissected leaves and very pretty, double, white flowers.
Landscape
Use as a border or underplanting of roses and shrubs or in informal cottage or rock gardens. Also makes a good patio and container plant.
Cultivation
Grow in part shade, in moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Tolerant of drier conditions in summer, when dormant.
Growth
Fast
Pests
Occasional problems include: caterpillars, slugs, leaf spot, powdery mildew and rust.
Leaf Description
Deeply lobed, deep green.
Flower Description
Solitary, double with an interior "bloom" of overlapping white sterile stamens (called staminodes), sometimes with a pale yellow hue, surrounded by six to seven larger, flat, white petals. Creates an attractive display.
Fruit Description
Its double flowers are sterile therefore no fruit is produced.
Colour Description
Bright white blooms contrast nicely with the dark green foliage.
Propagation
By root cuttings collected in autumn. Cut into 5 cm lengths and place horizontally in flats, barely cover. Water and place in a cold frame until growth appears and then pot individually.
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