Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'
Nice spreading anemone, forming a large mound of attractively cut foliage with plenty of flowers in late summer. Some sources say it gets to 4ft tall, but ours certainly don't top 2 ft. In our garden it doesn't get out of hand, although we dig some out every year to keep it in check.
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We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|NANCY BASHLOR||Aug 25, 2005||HOW MANY YEARS DID IT TAKE TO FINISH THIS LOVELY GARDEN. I WAS LOOKING FOR SOME INFORMATION ON GRAPE LEAF ANEMONE AND FOUND YOUR LOVELY SITE. THANKS FOR THE TOUR.|
About nine years now. Always changing :-)
|Leo Mcadams||Aug 27, 2005||I think you can safely list Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima' as being hardy in Zone 3. We have had it for 4 years now and it is growing well. How difficult is it to start from seed? It is not as vigourous here as in warmer climates so it will be quite a while until we can divide it.|
Thanks for sharing your experience - I've updated the listed hardiness range. I've not tried to grow it from seed; other anemones vary from quite tricky to fairly easy to germinate, so I can't be too helpful there.
|Betty||Sep 28, 2006||Hello. I have been trying to identify a plant my daughter has growing in her yard. It was there from previous owners. In every respect it is like the plant on this page. It is a very vigerous plant, more like a vine; the flowers and leaves are similiar to this one. But does it start from a bulb, like a ranunculus, or like an anemone blanda? Is it a seeded plant? Thank you.|
Some anemones do have overly vigorous tendencies. It partly depends on how rich the soil is. Anemones of this type do not grow from bulbs, but from fleshy roots that run underground to send up new plants a little ways away from the original.
|Marti||Sep 21, 2009||Such a lovely plant. And it will grow in my area,Kentucky. Now I just need to find one. I'll check at my local nursery, but any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Marti|
|Michele||Jul 17, 2010||My anemone looks healthy but does not have any flowers so far this year??|
Ours don't bloom till August, so I think you'll see flowers yet.
|Wendy||Jul 22, 2011||im station in Germany (Kaiserslaturn) and we live off base the lady that lives beside us has these and they come over in my yard they are very pretty and yes hers gets over 4ft im about 5'7 and they are almost as tall as me lol they are very pretty BUT the only down fall is hen they are young if you touch the leaves you will still be feeling the sting later on that night but when they get bigger they lose that sting . it is july here and hers has had bloome for about 2 weeks now .they spread alot into my yard probaly would be good for a large pot if you didnt want them all over the yard . i plan on planting some of my own when we get back to the states |
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