The heart of Anemone is golden yellow. Green with purple blades. Or theatrical black. And surrounded with white, lilac, pink or purple petals. This combination of a beautiful core in a large flower makes Anemone irresistible, also for bees, bumblebees and insects. The plant can be divided into two groups. The spring flowering bulbs remain low and are mainly white in color. The autumn anemones bloom from the end of July to the beginning of August until frost sets in in white, pink, blue and purple. Some have a single row of petals, others have more. The plant grows to between 50-150 cm high and has a special structure: lots of green leaves on the underside with only the stem at the top, so that the flowers come out all the better.
ESPRIT OF SUMMER
Anemone is a member of the buttercup family that has about 120 species. It is a herbaceous plant mainly found in northern temperate regions. The relatively late flowering was seen by ancient Germanic peoples as an auspicious sign that 'the spirit of summer' kept winter at bay for a while.
In flower symbolism, Anemone stands for protection against unpleasant things.
Anemone gets its name from Anemona. That was a nymph at the court of goddess Flora. Legend has it that Zephyros, the god of the west wind, fell in love with Anemona. It was turned into a flower by the jealous Flora, so that Zephyros could only kiss her petals. That is why the flower always blossoms completely open, that is how she invites her lover.
In some cases it is a weather forecaster: the flowers close when a shower is coming.
Impressionist Matisse had a soft spot for anemones and often painted them.