Flowers 101: Anemone


Season: Anemone are in season October through May but they peak in spring.

Cost: Expect to pay upwards of $3 per stem of anemone.

Colors: Shades of red, shades of pink, purple, blue and my favorite, white.  Most commonly seen with a dark center, you can find some with a lighter middle as well.

Hardiness: My favorite line about anemones is that they are “heavy drinkers” – keep them in water as much as you can!  Also, anemone do not have a long cut life at all – a few days at most so don’t expect them to be around when you get back from your honeymoon.

Pairings: Anemone look great with poppies which are part of the same family.  They also look lovely with other ruffly, multi petaled flowers like peonies and ranunculus.

Good Things to Know: Also, called windflower, anemones get their name from the Greek word anemos, which means – you guessed it – “wind.”

Anemone are highly phototropic and will continue to grow, twist, bend and seek the light even after they are in a finished bouquet – take this into consideration when considering them for your table arrangements.

This flower has no scent and so no worries about mixing it with highly fragrant flowers.

Next up on Flowers 101: Gardenias

Picture credits
top row: The Knot, Stone Blossom, Martha Stewart, Bridal Guide
bottom row: ElseaChelsea, Fleurs NYC, The Knot, Vintage Design Company

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One Response to “Flowers 101: Anemone”

  1. melissa Says:

    i love the black & white anemones!