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Anemone multifida 'Major'

Cut-Leaved Windflower

syn. Pacific Anemone



30 cm

Flower colour

cream with a pale violet tinge

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

dark green


sun - partial shade


fertile, well drained


acid - neutral - alkaline



Plant range


Anemone is a genus in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, and bears a resemblance to buttercups. They grow mostly in northern regions and mountainous areas. Many are spring flowering or flower in early summer, but some flower later in the season, such as Anemone huphensis.


Division in spring.

Seed - sown in January - March. Seed has short viability so it's best to store it refrigerated until it's sown.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. If seed doesn't germinate, it could need cold stratification for 3-4 weeks and then it should be returned to 20°C (68°F).

Seed sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) for 2-4 weeks and then stored outside until spring. Optimum germination temperature is 18-20°C (64-68°F).

A garden cultivar that is taller and has larger, more ornamental flowers than the species. The flowers are creme coloured with a violet tinge on the reverses of the petals. It is fairly hardy and grows best in sun or partial-shade in fertile, well drained soil.

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