Chances are, that even if you weren’t totally aware of it at the time, you’ve found yourself enthralled by a beautiful anemone flower at some point or another. These flowers can be found ubiquitously in floral arrangements, and are often used in bridal bouquets.
Anemone flowers are often known as ‘wind flowers’, because of their incredibly delicate petals that flow and blow in the breeze. But, despite having a delicate appearance, most of them are actually quite hardy.
They tend to bloom somewhere between spring and summer, with some blooming from later summer to fall. They’re very low maintenance, and tend to bloom annually after planting.
This makes them a great beginner flower for those who are just getting started out on their gardening journey.
Anemones are recognized as being significant in different cultures throughout the world, with some associating these flowers with positive connotations, and others negative.
For example, in Greek culture, the anemone flower is seen as a product of Aphrodite’s tears, and therefore a symbol of love. In classic Chinese culture however, they’re seen as a symbol of impending illness.
Either way, anemone flowers are recognized for their immense health benefits, and they actually contain anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antioxidants.
To find some beautiful types of anemone flowers you may not have seen, simply keep reading below, as we take a closer look.
For those who are seeing the tuberous flower for the first time, you may notice that it shares many visual similarities with the chicory flower. They both have very thin delicate petals, with a yellow center point.
Unlike the chicory flower, however, tuberous is known for being purplish rather than blue, in terms of color. They like soil that is well drained, as well as plenty of sun, but with partial shading.
They are associated with the Pagan sant, St. Brigid, who is a native Irish symbol, and is highly regarded with fertility and life giving properties.
2. Wild Swan
Those of you reading this list probably won’t have come across this flower as of yet, as it’s considered to be a relatively new variety. It has large, white petals, with a delicate yellow inner bud.
The reason why this one is not yet well known, is because it’s actually a hybrid between two different varieties of flower. It’s a mixture between anemone hupehensis and anemone rupicola.
By combining these two different varieties of flower, the wild swan is now regarded as having a long blooming season. This is because one of the hybrid species blooms in spring, and another in fall, so you can pretty much catch this anemone all year round.
If you witness these flowers on your travels, you’ll see that they have a particularly long stem, and they tend to be fully opened in sunlight.
3. Queen Charlotte
If you’ve never witnessed this flower before, it’s probably because it’s a relatively new hybrid flower. It has some super thick, green leaves surrounding it, and this emboldens the pale pink color of the petals.
These flowers tend to be particularly large blooms, and the petals have an almost ruffled appearance. These flowers tend to be in full bloom during the summer months, and they continue to bloom throughout the Autumn period.
4. Tenpetal Anemone
The Ten Petal Anemone is a super beautiful flower, and has long white petals, and a highly unusual bud which pokes out of the center point.
If you’ve done some traveling across the US, then chances are that you’ve come across this one on your journey at some point or another.
This flower is known for being native to regions such as Texas and Florida, so be sure to keep an eye out for this beautiful wild flower. You will typically see this bloom growing in hillsides, meadows, and prairie regions, where it likes to get plenty of full sunlight.
You might not notice this flower at first, just because the stems tend to be a little bit on the shorter side making it hard to see initially. The interesting thing about this particular anemone is that it actually contains ten petals on each of its buds.
This is quite unusual for anemone flowers, as they typically only have five per bud. In terms of when to spot this flower, this one actually blooms all the way through from late winter, to early summer.
5. Mr. Fokker
This is one of the prettiest and most unusual looking anemone flowers on our list, and features a pretty little flower with large blue petals, which have a very dusky appearance.
In fact, the petals have such a smoked appearance that they can actually look like velvet in the sunlight. In addition to this, they also have a black center bud that makes them stand out from the crowd.
They tend to grow quite tall, and typically reach approximately 10 inches. These flowers like soil that’s super well drained, as well as being placed in an area where they can experience full sunlight.
These are a popular choice for those cultivating their own flower garden, as they look great in beds and in rock gardens. Their darker appearance makes them stand out from the more colorful varieties.
6. Canada Anemone
These flowers, despite their incredibly small and delicate appearance, tend to be quite noticeable due to the fact that they grow in large bunches. The reason why this flower is termed the ‘Canada Anemone’, is (of course), because they are native to the region of Canada.
They feature super delicate, white petals, which have a yellow center typical of anemone flowers. The stems are very thin and delicate too, and feature equally delicate leaves. You can spot these flowers in full bloom during the springtime.
One of the interesting things about this type of flower is that it was used ubiquitously in Native American cultures historically. The Native Americans believed that it could heal wounds, and they would use it as a topical treatment for those who had cuts.
This is one of the more unusual looking flowers on our list, and it’s actually been termed the Pocahontas flower, after the Native American princess of the same name. This flower has incredibly large, baby pink petals, which have a curved appearance at the ends.
They appear very ruffled, and the stem stands fully upright. The inner portion of the bud is a vibrant, eye-catching yellow. They also have long, green stems that allow the flowers to sway beautifully in the breeze.
The stems themselves are known for being particularly hardy, which means that they can sometimes survive into the wintertime.
This means that if you’re planning on planting this type of anemone flower in your garden, you don’t need to worry about placing it in a highly sheltered area.
8. Balkan Anemone
The Balkan Anemone is incredibly visually striking, and features a large flower with many petals growing from the center of the bud, in a rich purplish color. When you first see them, you might notice that they’re actually quite similar to daisies in terms of appearance.
They have lots of slender petals, and they can appear in a variety of different colors too, including white and pink. They have a pale, yellow center that stands out from the bud.
These flowers are actually known for being native to Greece, as well as regions of the Middle East, and Europe. This means that you can find these delicate blooms in several different counties, where they grow ubiquitously.
9. Japanese Anemone
Some of you reading this list may have actually come across this flower before if you consider yourself to be an avid gardener.
They’re considered to be a popular choice for gardeners, because they’re super hardy, and can thrive in a number of different weather conditions.
Their stems can actually grow up to four feet in length, and this makes the flower incredibly visually appealing, as they literally ‘sway’ in the breeze.
The flowers themselves appear as delicate white buds, with orange/yellow centers. They tend to grow in large bunches next to one another.
To sum up, there are hundreds of different anemone flowers out there that you might not know about. More hybrids are being produced each season too, so the possibilities are really endless.