An extensive genus of hardy ornamental perennials with ranunculus-like flowers and variously-shaped leaves, some species (such as Anemone Japonica) growing to a height of three or four feet, and others (such as Anemone hepatica) growing only a few inches high. Some are suitable for borders, while others (such as Anemone coronaria) are best grown in beds of rich light soil, in a sheltered, partially-shaded situation. The tuberous-rooted species should be planted in October or early in November, about six inches apart and three inches deep, and if, in addition, there is planted a carpet of Pansies, or, better still, of the blue-flowering Arabis, a most charming effect will be produced. After flowering and as soon as the leaves turn yellow, the tubers should be taken up and spread thinly in a shady airy place until they are dry, when the leaves should be taken off the tubers, and the tubers stored, in a cool dry place, in boxes of dry soil until the planting season.
Anemone fulgens is a perennial species and prefers a moist situation and partial shade, but does well under any ordinary garden treatment. Anemone Japonica makes an admirable border plant, easily grown and propagated by division of the root. For cutting purposes this species and its white variety are invaluable.