Narcissus Anemone

Anemone narcissiflora

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Species: narcissiflora (nar-sis-si-FLOR-a) (Info)


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


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

Anchorage, Alaska

Nome, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Fremont, California

St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 25, 2007, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

In the wild, Narcissus-flowered Anemone, Anemone narcissiflora, usually have few flower stalks per plant. In cultivation, given good growing conditions, plants will form large, multi-stemmed clumps. They are a very desirable garden flower. However, the seeds are very difficult to germinate. One recommendation is to use a running water bath, followed by cold stratification.
Last fall I planted freshly harvested seed in a growing tub, placed it in a position to receive heavy rain runoff. Then left it outdoors for the winter. I have a tub full of seedlings now, for the first time.