Anemone ‘Wild Swan’

Family: Ranunculaceae

Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ = ‘Macane001’ (PBR) was the winner of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2011 Competition.  This hybrid Anemone was raised in Scotland, by plant specialist Elizabeth MacGregor.

Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ is a cross between earlier and later flowering forms of Anemone.  This cross breeding has created an Anemone with inherited characteristics from its relations, giving Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ an exceptionally long flowering season – plants bloom (intermittently) from May until November.  Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ produces large flowers that appear white, when viewed from the front, but the back of this Anemone’s petals are cloaked with a painterly wash of mauve-grey colouring, which gives the plant a very distinctive look in the garden.  The blooms close in the evening and open again each morning.

Anemone ‘Wild Swan’.

These plants are fully hardy and perennial – they’ll come back and bloom every year.  Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ plants grow up to 60cm (2ft) tall; plants form clumps that spread to around 45cm (1.5ft) wide.  Plant Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ in fertile, moist but well-drained soils (avoid waterlogged soils), in an area that enjoys partial shade.  This Anemone is suited to woodland gardens.  Deadhead flowers as they fade, to prolong your plant’s flowering.

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