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Commonly known as: Windflower.
Genus of about 120 species of variable perennials from a wide range of habitats in temperate regions mainly in the northern hemisphere. They have rhizomatous, tuberous, fleshy or fibrous rootstocks and can be grouped into spring-, spring- and summer- and autumn-flowering species. larger species are suitable for a border, smaller ones for a woodland garden or rock garden. The UK native, nemerosa (windflower, wood anemone) is an indicator of ancient woodland. It spreads by rhizomes in a remarkably slow way, some 2m in 100 years. It attracts hoverflies which are thought to be its main pollinator.
- Good to know - wildlife plant (single forms) - insects.
- Pests & Diseases - caterpillars, slugs, leaf eelworms, leaf spot, powdery mildew, anemone smut.
- Place of Origin - wide range of habitats mainly in northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere.
- Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous and tuberous perennials.
- May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.