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Yellow Anemone

Anemone richardsonii

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Species: richardsonii (rich-ard-SON-ee-eye) (Info)


Alpines and Rock Gardens



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

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under 6 in. (15 cm)


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USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Anchorage, Alaska

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 4, 2006, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

Anemone richardsonii, Yellow Anemone, is a wildflower native to Alaska and Canada. It is a desirable rock garden plant, or ground cover. A perennial it spreads slowly, by rhizomes. My patch provides the first splash, of early spring color. In just a few days, it erupts, from bare ground, to a patch of emerald green - studded with brilliant yellow flowers, on six inch stems. In Anchorage, AK it blooms middle to late May, but much later at higher elevations. It is a hardy little plant, and thrives in moist partial shade. It has excellent potential as a cultivator. At a quick glance, in the wild, it is easily mistaken, for a buttercup.