Flower Guide for Anemone

Unique, delicate and bold appearance, anemones will most certainly do the job if you’re looking for a statement bloom with a quintessential style.

This seasonal flower are popular for weddings and centres. The natural contrast between the centre and the petals creates an enticing visual aesthetic, regardless of where you’re using them, whether it be centrepieces or bouquets.

Common Name(s): Anemone, windflower, lily of the field and poppy anemone

Botanical Name: Anemone, (a-NEM-oh-nee)

Form: Round

Botanical Facts: Anemone is the ancient Greek name meaning windflower, from anemos for wind.

Description: Delicate oval shaped petals, surrounding a dark round centre, making cup shaped solitary flowers. 

Types of Anemones

There are different types of anemones available on the flower markets. Varieties can vary in colours. Here are three types that are commonly used in floristry & flower arranging.

Colours: White, Pink, Salmon, Yellow, Cerise, Red, Purple/Blue

Type of Anemone: Poppy Anemone
Type of Anemone: Japenese Anemone

Caring for Anemones

For purchasing, select when the buds are 25- 50% open. There should be a one inch space between the flower head and the collar of the foliage.

For conditioning, you will need to pay close attention to the water level as anemones are heavy drinkers. Remove all foliage below the water line, cut under water with a sharp knife or scissors and condition in a water with floral food for a couple of hours or overnight before storage or usage. Recommended to wrap the flower stems with paper (not cellophane) to hold them straight during conditioning.

It is preferable to use them in a vase arrangement. Best if used in a vase arrangement as opposed to worked into floral foam.

Vase Life: 5 to 7 days

Stem Type: Soft


Seasonal Availability

Availability: October to May

Substitution: Lisianthus, germini

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