Anemone Wild Swan ('Macane001') (PBR)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2011

2 + 1 free 9cm pots
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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to November
  • Flower colour: white with a blue reverse
  • Other features: contact with the sap may cause skin irritation
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The winner of the 2011 Chelsea New Plant of the Year, this plant was discovered, and has been trialed for the last 10 years by Elizabeth MacGregor on her nursery in Scotland. It is believed to be a cross between early and late flowering forms (possibly A. rupicola & A. hupehensis), and the result is a plant which flowers intermittently from May to November. Each pure white petal has a distinct grey-blue streak along the reverse, so when in bud, or when the flowers nod and half close (in the mornings and evenings) the flowers look bluish, but when they are fully open they are a dazzling pure white. Ideal for the woodland garden or partially shaded bed, its long flowering period and pretty colouring is sure to make this new kid on the block very popular indeed.

  • Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded, and tidy up old dead leaves in March. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.


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CrocusAnemone'Wild Swan'
 
4.5

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4.0

I am excited about this plant

By Katey

from Aberdeen

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Crocus Anemone'Wild Swan':

    I am excited about this new plant and its potential. The plants arrived quickly, well packaged and healthy but not in flower or indeed very mature. However I have high hopes and have planted them in a set of three. I am monitoring them daily and they have bedded in well. I ordered other plants from this company and am very impressed by the plants, they arrive healthy and ready to be planted. The delivery is very speedy. I am favourably impressed by this nursery and highly recommend.

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    5.0

    Stunning

    By Marcia

    from North Wales

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Crocus Anemone'Wild Swan':

      The photos do not do this plant justice. The plant that arrived was a large healthy specimen in full flower. It has flowered non stop for months and is stunning, a real show stopper.

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      • Q:

        I would love to plant my new plot in the garden with Anenome Wild Swan as it sounds amazing, but my soil is clay ish and it is in the shade, not dark but never sunny. I wonder if it would thrive if I put in a lot of manure, grit and new topsoil in the bed before planting. Would this be suitable? Would that be enough?
        Asked on 31/3/2016 by English rose from United Kingdom

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          Hello,

          These plants prefer a freely draining soil, so if you can improve the drainage of your clay-based soil, then it should be OK. My main concern however comes from the fact that the area does not receive any sun at all, as although they are happy in partial shade, they do need a little filtered sun.

          Answered on 1/4/2016 by Helen from crocus
      • Q:

        I purchased one of these plants at your second Chelsea sale this year and until a few days ago it has been fine. Suddenly it it virtually dead. Leaves all shrivelled and the stems have become prone. I have watered the plant appropriately every day and it is placed in a partially shaded bed. I get several cats come into my garden could they be the culprits by spraying their urine on the plant? What is your advise please. jolo bedford
        Asked on 29/7/2014 by jolo bedford from bedford

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          Hello,

          This sudden deterioration could certainly have been caused by the cats, in which case there is little you can do. It may also be caused by too much water though, particularly if you are watering every day. Ideally, you should give it a good soak and then wait until the soil gets reasonably dry before repeating the process again. Perhaps if you cut back a little the plant may pick up.

          Answered on 31/7/2014 by helen from crocus
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