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Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Species: nemorosa (nem-or-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Robinsoniana

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid 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:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive anelson77 On May 24, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

i planted a few of these 4 years ago. For a couple of years they were unimpressive, providing a sparse show of washed out lavendar blue flowers in early spring. They have stealthily spread, and now are a mainstay of the early spring ground cover under deciduous spirea, and flower heavily enough to add a noticeable early spring patch of color.
I recommend for good soil, moderate to low water, under decidous plants.

Positive wallaby1 On Apr 17, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is one plant I delight in seeing ever year. I started in Autumn 1998 with 10 'rhizomes' which are like a twiggy, thin stick about 1.5" long. I planted them in an ordinary seed tray until I could prepare a place for them. They were put in the ground possibly in Spring 2000, and within a couple of years they had multiplied very well. They become smothered in pale blue flowers, sometimes with a lilac tint, and a substantial boss of creamy stamens. The deeply cut leaves are very attractive, making an attractive mound.

Spaced around 1 foot apart they have now filled the gaps and keep spreading, on one side they hit the path under the Horse Chestnut tree. On the other side there is Lily of the Valley also going rampant and growing through the Anemones. It may be strangling some but so far they are doing well, and die back for the summer when the Lily of the Valley take over.


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

Clinton Corners, New York
Seattle, Washington

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