Anemone nemorosa

25 bulbs £8.99
available to order from autumn
75 bulbs £15.00
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Anemone nemorosa wood anemone bulbs: Beautiful in a woodland setting

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil but can cope with drier conditions when dormant in summer
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: rhizomes range from 12-30mm in length

    You can create a stunning carpet of flowers if you plant loads of these wood anemones around the feet of your deciduous trees and shrubs. The faintly scented, white flowers are sometimes flushed with pink on the outer petals and their 'faces' will follow the sun across the sky. They appear above clumps of feathery foliage just before the trees burst into leaf in spring. This is a well-deserved recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plant with bluebells, as their flowering time just overlaps.

  • Garden care: Plant the rhizomes horizontally 5-8cm (2-3in) deep in September or October to form naturalistic drifts.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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Notes on Anemone nemorosa

"Pastel, colour-washed flowers on nodding stems for quieter conditions where they creep oh so slowly under trees and along shady borders."

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Flowering in dry shade in second year


Planted in a dry shady raised bed in early autumn. Second autumn they have produced pretty white flowers. HAd to keep on top of watering initially but now coping independently once they have established. Light up a shady area for (hopefully) a few months.


West Yorkshire


Planted 75, not one has appeared!


Really disappointed with these. Planted 75 last September and not one has grown! Frantically keep searching in case one happens to appear but nothing as yet and it's nearly May. Would not recommend.




I would buy this product again


I plant anemone nemorosa in my garden because I've seen so much damaged in the wild due to road maintenance. I'm trying to put something back.




beautiful woodland plant anemone nemorosa


great in shade

johny lb




3.8 4


Hi i have never grown wood anemones before, but love seeing them in tne woods. So i bought and planted the rhizomes as instructed under my birch tree last September and it is now almost the end of March and no sign of sprouting. Does it take a while to get them established? My only other thought is that we had a long wet period, could it have gotten too damp? Many thanks


Hello there These plants like moist conditions when they are growing so unless the ground was waterlogged they should be ok. I wonder if they have been eaten by squirrels or mice? if you bought them from Crocus these are covered by our plant guarantee, so please do contact our customer services department . Kind regards

Native plants for a grave..... Hi, I'm looking for some UK native plants for my friends grave. It's a woodland cemetery, hence the native. Preferably something that won't spiral out of control without excessive upkeep. What can you suggest? Thanks, Jo


Hello Jo, There are a couple of things that I think would be lovely - here are some of the best. Hyacinthoides non-scripta (bluebell) Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone) Galium odoratum (sweet woodruff) Digitalis purpurea (foxglove) Galanthus nivalis (snowdrop) Polypodium vulgare (common polypody) I hope this gives you a few ideas, Helen Plant Doctor

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How do I plant the Anemone nemerosa bulbs? Hello, I wonder if you could help me please - and pardon my ignorance! I recently purchased two lots of 25 bulbs of the above anemone. I have only ever seen them growing in the woods where I work so the term 'bulb' on your sales website naturally led me to think of a round onion shaped object. What I have received looks like thick black roots! If these are 'bulbs', how and when am I supposed to plant them? All advice gratefully received! With thanks Jane

Crosse, Jane

Hello Jane, I am sorry if you were confused by the information on our site. These plants are propagated by sections of their skinny rhizomes, so these should be planted horizontally, 5-8cm (2-3in) deep in moist, but freely draining soil with added organic matter in September or October so they form naturalistic drifts. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crosse, Jane

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