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Grecian Windflower, Poppy Anemone 'Lord Lieutenant'

Anemone coronaria

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: Lord Lieutenant
Additional cultivar information:(St. Brigid Group)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From bulbils

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Keystone Heights, Florida

Eastpointe, Michigan

Conway, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 3, 2017, JennysGarden_TN from Collierville, TN wrote:

Mine bloomed for the first time then it slept the following year and yestetday it suddenly showed its face. Strange but I'm happy!


On May 11, 2011, lilianrose from Eastpointe, MI wrote:

I'm not sure if this is the plant I have or not. A friend gave it to me and called it a "Lieutenant Baltimore" or an "Admiral Baltimore" columbine. Mine looks like the one in the bottom photo taken by turektaylor. It has leaves shaped like a columbines that make a small 10"-12" mound, and the small 1" round flowers sit on stalks about 6"-12" above the mound.

In my yard, this plant seems to do well in both sun and shade, and part of each! It's drought tolerant, good in pots, and for naturalizing as it self sows freely.

I'm happy with it and have plenty to pass along to friends.