ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE
Selection of perennials
Perhaps 120 species, cosmopolitan, mostly in the temperate
regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are
well-known garden plants (Anemone sylvestris L.).
A. bucharica (Regel) Finet et Gagnep.
Central Asia (Pamiro Alay). Rocky slopes in foothills.
Rootstock tuberous. Flowering stem erect, pubescent in
upper part, to 10 cm at beginning of flowering, elongating
to 40 cm in fruit. Basal leaves dark green, 3-parted,
segments bipartite or trisected almost to base. Flowers 8
to 10 per plant, solitary or in pairs, with 2 or 3 bracts,
large, 4-6 cm diam., dark purple, red or orange-red. Stamens
dark violet. V - in nature February to June. Fl - April
(May in St. Petersburg cultivation). Fr - July (in St.
Petersburg). P - by seed sown immediately or by division.
Does well in dry, warm places. Suffers from excessive
moisture in autumn. Good for the rock garden. Z 5 (4).
A. kuznetzowii Woronow ex Grossh.
Caucasus (southern Transcaucasus). Among shrubs, in open
Rootstock tuberous. Stems 10-20 cm when flowering and
40 cm in fruiting period. Basal leaves long-petiolate,
bipinnate, these segments trisected to mid-point. Bracts
widely rhombic in outline, divided into three parts, these
segments bipartite or narroowly trisect. Flowers solitary,
rarely in pairs, 3.5 to 5.5 cm diam., bright red, with dark
spots at base. V - early spring to mid autumn. Fl - April
in the wild, end of May in Tbilisi. Fr - June. P - by seed
and tuber division. Slightly shade tolerant. Requires
well-drained soil. Very attractive. Good for group planting.
Z 6 (5). New.
A. tschernjaewii Regel
Central Asia (Pamiro Alay). In sunny open forest, among
shrubs, on steppe slopes in the mountains, up to 3,000 m.
Rootstock tuberous. Stem elongating from 5 cm to 35 cm
with fruits. Basal leaves 1 or 2, long-petiolate, 3-parted,
segments shortly trilobate. Bracts 3-parted. Flowers solitary,
3.5-4.5 cm diam., light violet, pink with white tinge.
Stamens violet, numerous. V - in nature February to June
(April to July in St. Petersburg, where suffers from excessive
moisture in autumn). Fl - April. Fr - June. P - by seed or
division. Well suited for the rock garden. Z 5-4. New.
The following Central Asian species of Anemone are
also of garden interest.
A. almaatensis Juz.
Tuberous roots. Stem ca. 25 cm. Leaves 3-parted.
Flowers yellow. Z 4. New.
A. baissunensis Juz. ex Scharipova
Western Pamiro Alay.
Similar to A. bucharica, differs in flower size
and colour (smaller and yellow). Z 4. New.
A. petiolulosa Juz.
Central Asian mountains.
Tuberous roots. Stem ca. 25 cm. Leaves 3-parted,
deeply incised. Flowers 4 cm diam., yellow. Z 5 (4).