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Guide to Growing Rue-Anemone

The common name for the hardy perennial Anemonella is the Rue-Anemone.

They typically flower from spring through to the beginning of summer.

Anemonella is a low growing plant of approximately 10cm in height. It has cup shaped flowers that having a graceful tint of pink or white. They make great plants for rockeries.

Rue anemone
Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Barnes, T.G. & S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.

Anemonella thalictroides
Rue Anemone (Anemonella thalictroides and Thalictrum thalictroides) photograph by Bobosh t.

How to Grow Rue-Anemone

It is best to sow Rue-Anemone tubers in the early autumn at a depth of 3 centimetres with a spacing of 12 to 18 centimeters. Anemonella prefers to be grown in a partly shaded area.



The soil should not be rich and be well drained, ideally soil should be took from a woodland, and then organic leaf matter added; the soil should ideally have a pH level in the range of 5 to 7.

Taking care of Anemonella

It is fairly easy to care for Rue-anemone and other Anemonella; they should be propagated by division; this should not be carried out more than once every four years or you risk damaging the plants beyond repair.

Anemonella requires to be watered regularly when flowers are in bloom. Ideally the plants should be planted in an area that is free from wind, and should be mulched in the autumn.

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