Anemone nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana’

Plant of the month: April

This low growing perennial has slender brown rhizomes that creep through the soil, spreading the plant throughout the bed. The rounded basal (ground level) leaves 12cm long, give way to narrow leaflets as they go up the stem.

The large pale blue flowers are up to 4cm in width and have creamy grey backs to the petals.

The plants are hardy and have come to us from the woods and mountain pastures of Europe. They need moist fertile soil, but can tolerate drier conditions in the summer when they are dormant.