I have to say that the anemone is one of my favourite flowers. I love the detail and colours.
At the moment they are everywhere, in hedgerows planted by seeds blown by the wind, or gardens – large or small.
I always associate them with my dad, as his birthday is in September, so they will always have a special place in my heart.
In the language of flowers, the anemone stands for-
- Anticipation of change
I think the meaning of the anemone is really inspiring for a number of reasons. When I am going through a difficult time, gazing at the detail of the anemone reminds me to forget what is behind, and look to the future.
All about the lovely Anemone –
- You may be surprised to know there are about 150 different species with a wide range of colours.
- Varieties include spring, Mediterranean and the larger anemones (as included in flower image) that flower in late summer – early autumn
- As the Japanese varieties grow in September they are often related to birthdays in this month.
- There are two types of garden anemone – single and double, belonging to the Buttercup family.
- They are loved by cottage gardeners, as this delicate plant looks lovely in cottage garden borders.
- They like a variety of soil conditions, some varieties prefer a shady area in the garden.
- The name anemone comes from the Greek word anemos, which means ‘wind’ – wind flower, which means that the wind will blow open the delicate new petals and the dead ones away.
- They are a perennial herb
- The woodland Anemone is a true beauty, providing soft carpets of delicate flowers for us to enjoy, it is one of our earliest spring flowers that grow just before the tree cover is too dense.
Some specialist nurseries
Avondale Nurseries specialise in this flower, have a look at their website to see the various anemones that are available.
Long Acre plants based in Somerset but has an online shop
Love Anemones? – Here are some gift suggestions I found on my travels around the internet
The V&A Museum shop have a lovely collection of jewellery and home ware inspired by the anemone
We have a range of cards and gifts that include the anemone, so if you would like to see our range, please visit my website – Send a flower card.
What do you love about anemones?