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By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

I'm having a bit of difficulty understanding the lifestyle of anemone nemorosa. A couple of months ago, I created a patch in the woodland garden with about 20 plants. At the time they were all showing foliage and flowered briefly (white and blue). Since then some have completely disappeared while others still have leaves showing. It's a bit of a mystery to me and I'm hoping someone will help me to understand what is happening especially whether the soil needs to be kept damp even when they've disappeared..

On plant Anemone nemorosa



Mine do the same, it all depends on when they began growing, nothing to worry about. The blue ones leaves tend to stay above ground for longer than the white or pink.They are native to damp woodlands, so they do not want to dry out , desert style, but they do not want to be waterloggged either. Now is also the time to see if there are any seeds and to sow them fresh, as sson as they fall off the plant.

22 Jun, 2010


Thanks Owdboggy for your response. I read somewhere that Anemone nemorosa needs damp soil during the dormant period to allow the plant to continue developing. Under the trees in my woodland garden the soil dries out completely and I wonder if I ought to put the sprinkler on if this happens.

24 Jun, 2010


The soil in our Plum tree woodland border dries to dust and very little stays green over Summer, but the Anemones survive. I think it is up to you, if you feel they need a drink then water them, it will do no harm as long as they are not saturated.

24 Jun, 2010


Thanks for your input Owdboggy.

24 Jun, 2010

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