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Grecian Windflower, Poppy Anemone
Anemone coronaria 'Sylphide'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Species: coronaria (kor-oh-NAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sylphide




6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring




Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

Tallahassee, Florida

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Madison, North Carolina

Crossville, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 6, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

These flowers were very beautiful. The color was very bright and stood out from a distance. Adding note Spring 2014: I found out that they didn't retrun from last year. They may not be perennial here but I don't care. The amount of bloom and color they provide make it worth planting each year. I will experiment and try to lift during winter, etc; and see what the results are. Also, I just planted two new types this year so I will see if it is just Sylphide that doesn't return for me or others as well. Update fall 2014: I now believe they were showing up and I was pulling them. The babies look a lot like annual seedlings. Well I have a crop of anemones returning and this year I finally identified them correctly and am leaving them be. Fingers crossed!