The perennial can grow up to 18 inches tall (45 cm), and the dark green foliage can spread out 12 - 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) from the root of the plant.
Cup-shaped, white flowers that can reach up to 2 inches wide (5 cm), bloom in early spring to late summer, and bring fragrance to the groundcover.
The blooms give way to white, wool-like seed heads during the summer, and repeat blooms can occur in the cooler weather of the fall.
Gardener's HQ Anemone sylvestris Growing Guide
Anemone sylvestris is best grown in hardiness zones 3 to 8 and prefers to be planted in an area that is partial to fully shaded.
It requires a medium amount of water and spreads quickest in moist, sandy soils.
It is recommended that the plant be grown in soil that is between a sandy and clay-like consistency; this can help to prevent it from spreading too aggressively.
The Anemone sylvestris plant reproduces through its underground root systems but can be manually spread by division in the early spring.
A low-maintenance plant, anemone sylvestris, needs only to be pruned for border clean-up, or cut back to the basal foliage after it blooms to promote another round of flowers in the summer or the early fall.
Anemone sylvestris Growing and Care Guide
Scientific Name: Anemone sylvestris
Common Name: Snowdrop anemony
Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 9: UK H6 (–20°C).
Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 21
Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 21
Time of Bloom: Late spring through early summer
Flower Details: White
Leaf Foliage: Green
Growth Form: Upright / erect
Ideal Growing Conditions
Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
Rate of Growth: Quick
Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)
Level of Maintenance: Low
Propagation: By division in the early spring
How to Prune: Cut back after flowering
Pests: May be damaged by eelworms,slugsand caterpillars
Diseases: May be infected by powdery mildews
Tolerant of: Deer, Heavy Shade
Best Garden Use: Border, En masse , Woodland garden
Closely Related Species: Aconitum, Adonis, Clematis, Consolida, Eranthis, Helleborus, Nigella, Ranunculus, and Trollius.
Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Invasive, Naturalizing, Suitable for cut flowers, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers / blooms