Height: 26 inches
Spacing: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Windflower
Group/Class: Fall In Love Series
Brand: Walters Gardens
This fall blooming variety forms a large, dense mound of dark green foliage, then produces rich, rose pink, semi-double blooms; great to use in containers and very pretty when massed in the garden or along borders
Fall In Love™ Sweetly Anemone is smothered in stunning rose buttercup flowers with pink overtones, chartreuse eyes and gold centers at the ends of the stems from late summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its ferny leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The black stems can be quite attractive.
Fall In Love™ Sweetly Anemone is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Fall In Love™ Sweetly Anemone is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Fall In Love™ Sweetly Anemone will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 28 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Fall In Love™ Sweetly Anemone is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.