Anemone ‘ Ruffled Swan’
These new wind flowers are considered to be amongst the most outstanding perennial plants to be released this century. Raised by Scottish nurserywoman, Elizabeth McGregor, these plants stay where they are planted and don’t spread like Japanese windflowers. They also start flowering earlier and bloom longer. You can expect the first flowers around Christmas and the last well into autumn. All of the Swan Series need “rich and fertile soil which does not become too dry.” Dappled shade would be best in all but higher rainfall hills gardens.
The tallest of the series ‘Ruffled Swan’ carries large nodding white violet blue backed flowers on 80cm tall stems. The flower petals have slightly ruffled edges.