Anemone Wild Swan
Simply stunning pure white flowers with gorgeous blue shading on the back, from May until the first frosts.
Month Available: May
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: White
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Partial shade
Season of Interest: Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Summer flowering.
Height / Spread: 45cm x 45cm (18in x 18in)
I love this plant, and have it planted by the edge of my path in my shady garden so I can admire the colouring of the flowers more closely.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Slugs, mildew.
Plant Care: Cut back after flowering, and tidy old foliage in March.
Care and Time: Medium - summer
Warning: Toxic if eaten.
Benefits: Unusual flower colour, compact, shade loving.
History: This plant was voted 2011 Chelsea Flower Show New Plant of the Year. 'Wild Swan' is a seedling found by Elizabeth MacGregor at her nursery in Kirkcudbright, South West Scotland, where she trialled it for ten years.