Snowdrop and Windflower…
These two words make up this flower’s name: Snowdrop for its pure, white petals, and how they blanket the ground like a lovely snowfall (but thankfully not). Windflower as it stands on a very slender stem and when the slightest of breezes come its way, it sways so delicately and yet, stands strong.
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In late spring, white, semi-pendant, shallow, cup-shaped flowers with 5 petals surrounding a central boss of golden yellow stamens appear singly. Mid green leaves are basal and along the stem, rounded to oval and deeply 5-lobed. Spreads rapidly by root suckers.
Plant in moist, but well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun to partial shade. Drier conditions are tolerated when dormant in summer.
Botanical Name | Anemone sylvestris
Family | Ranuculaceae
Type | Perennial
Origin | Southern Sweden, Northeast France, Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus
Zone | 4-9
Flower Height | 18”
Flower Diameter | 1-3”
In my shade garden, Rupert, VT
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