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Anemone 'Red Riding Hood'

Fantasy™ Red Riding Hood Anemone
Anemone 'Red Riding Hood'
Anemone 'Red Riding Hood'
Description

A lovely, compact selection for the summer garden; branching stems covered with bright, scarlet red to pink blooms that are great for cutting; good for partial shade areas; mulch in colder winter areas; prefers afternoon shade in hot dry areas

Ornamental Features

Fantasy™ Red Riding Hood Anemone has masses of beautiful lightly-scented scarlet buttercup flowers with pink overtones and gold eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated lobed leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Fantasy™ Red Riding Hood Anemone will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen! As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

Light Requirement:

Moisture:

Cold Hardy to Zone:

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type

Fall Color

Deer Resistance:

full sun to partial shade

average

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moist

4b

2

ft.

24 inches

rich

true

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