Posted on: August 10, 2015 | Written By: Doug Oster |
This is anemone ‘Queen Charlotte,’ and it’s one of my favorite late blooming plants. The first flower just appeared and the plant will continue to flower for the rest of the season.
But it’s not just the flower that’s beautiful. The tight purple buds put on a show, too.
After the flowers finish, the seeds look like white cotton.
Even though it’s a sun lover, it will stand tall with only five or six hours of sunshine. It’s called a windflower because the stems and flowers dance in the summer breeze.
There are lots of different varieties, and this is a good time to find a few plants that are on sale.
Anemones are tough and will come back stronger every year.
It’s great to see something come into its prime as the season winds down.
See also, Planting Fall Bulbs For Spring Flowers
Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”