Crown Anemone

Anemone coronaria
Ranunculaceae, Buttercup Family
Crown Anemone
Crown Anemone
Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
Luke 12:27 NIV
Crown Anemone
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
MAtthew 6:28-30 NIV

Cultural Information

TypeFlowering Bulb/Tuber
Height12 inches
Soileven texture, well-drained, plenty of humus
Exposurefull sun
Leavesdelicate, lacey, lobed, whorl just below the blossom and around plant base
Flowerssingle, wide-open, circular cup with bold, fuzzy tuft of black stamen, anthers and pistil in the center; vivid shades of red and violet-blue or white

Planting Tips

  • plant tubers in fall for hardiness zones 7-10; early spring for zones 3-6 (likely will be annuals)
  • choose a spot with good winter protection
  • soak bulbs before planting
  • dig small slit in soil 2 to 4 inches deep, 4 to 6 inch spacing
  • it is hard to tell top from bottom of tuber, so drop tubers on their side in the narrow hole
  • some gardeners enjoy a spring and fall bloom, so fertilize after first flush and wait and see!
  • if summer rains (or sprinklers) are heavy, dig up tubers once leaves have dried after spring bloom to prevent rot and replant in the fall

Garden to Table

  • crown anemones make excellent cut flowers so plant a field-full!
  • northern climates, try these bright flowers in your cold-frames for early spring bouquets
  • anemones are also called windflowers; anemos is Greek for wind
  • bring in from the garden, then hold stems under water making a fresh cut for the vase

Additional Resources

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Our Lord has a message for us in his flowers: His faithfulness. Remember, says Jesus, even the grass fields that can wither with a warm breeze are decorated with flowers. Our God attends to detail, adorning even fleeting moments with beauty
-from the NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible
Crown Anemone
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
MAtthew 6:28-30 NIV

Photo Credits

© Adrianctg | Dreamstime.com vase of beautiful red anemones
© Alex Gulevich | Dreamstime.com wild anemone flowers (Anemone coronaria) in spring desert
© Debu55y | Dreamstime.com Multi-colored anemones bloom bright in spring
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