• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Anemone coronaria

Garden anemone

Garden anemone

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  • Other common names Garden anemone
    Irish anemone

    Poppy windflower
    St Brigid's anemone

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  • Genus Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers

  • Family Ranunculaceae / Ranunculaceae

  • Species A. coronaria is tuberous perennial with finely dissected, palmate leaves and solitary flowers to 7cm across, which may be red, violet-blue or white; there are also double-flowered cultivars


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar_Upright#Columnar/Upright

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a light, sandy soil in full sun. May need protection from winter frosts. Must be kept dry during dormancy

Propagation Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or separate tubers in summer when dormant

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

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