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Anemone

Anemone, perennial plants that grow from tubers or seeds, grow up to two feet tall and come in a variety of colors, including red, blue, purple and white. The bloom grows from a single stem that has a patch of parsley-like leaves. The flower itself consists of eight to ten rounded petals fanning out nearly parallel to each other. The stalks grow up to eight inches tall.

Planted in October, Anemone flowers in May and June. They grow best in partial or full sun. In southern climates, the Anemone should be shielded from the sun in the warmest part of the day. Tuberous anemones should be planted two to three inches in the ground. Depending on the variation, Anemones can prefer either sandy or moist soil.

Cut Anemones do not fare well in vases because the flower?s fresh juice can be very irritating to the skin. This is a shame because Anemones are striking flowers. However, Anemones make wonderful dry flowers to keep for years and years. If you are set on using Anemones in a floral arrangement, a potted Anemone works very well. As the blooms fade, trim them and fresh blooms will grow in their place.

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