Anemone sylvestris


Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

This spring-blooming anemone features cup-shaped, 1.5-2" diameter, fragrant, 5-sepaled, often nodding, white flowers with yellow anthers in the center. Flowers are borne singly on upright stems growing to 18" tall above medium green, deeply-lobed foliage. 

Flowers give way to white, woolly seed heads. Repeat bloom may occur in the cooler weather of early autumn. Snowdrop anemone is a rhizomatous plant that forms spreading patches.


8-15 Inches


24-36 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


Anemone sylvestris Characteristics


  • Ground Cover
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Mass Plant
  • Cottage Garden
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Edging
  • Good for Naturalizing

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring
  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Flower Color

  • White

Fruiting Attributes

  • small size


  • Spreading
  • Mounding