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Snowdrop Anemone
Anemone sylvestris


Basal leaves are long-petioled and pubescent, palmately divided. Erect stems also are pubescent and single-flowered. Pure white flowers are two to three inches wide with yellow centers and nod in the wind. Blooms again periodically in summer and again in fall. Flowers turn into unusual white, wooly balls.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded

Plant Use: Naturalize with other low-growing woodland plants or use as cut flowers

Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
Height: Minimum: 12 inches      Maximum: 20 inches

Width: Minimum: 10 inches     Maximum: 20 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: It has running roots and can colonize rapidly, but plants are easily removed

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