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Colorful, Easy-Care Anemones

Also called windflowers, anemones are perennials that bloom in spring or fall, depending on the variety. Look for these nearly carefree members of the buttercup family in many colors.
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Mona Lisa 'Wine White' Bicolor anemone from PanAmerican Seed.

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Photo: Courtesy of Longfield Gardens

Anemone blanda 'White Splendour'

Happy in sun or shade, 'White Splendour' anemones naturalize over time and are stand-outs when planted alongside other spring bulbs or underneath taller shrubs. The daisy-like blooms open in mid-spring and are as white as frost.

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Anemone coronaria 'Monarch de Caen'

A mix of vibrant shades, including violet-blue, red, white and pink, 'Monarch de Caen' anemones grow 8 to 10 inches tall. The poppy-like flowers often attract bees.

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Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades'

Blue is a hard color to find in the garden, but this mix of purple-blue, daisy-like flowers makes a bright groundcover when planted in masses. These spring-bloomers grow best in light soil that stays somewhat dry while they're dormant in summer.

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