I’ll be honest – the first thing that comes to mind when I hear anemone isn’t the flower, it’s the scene from Finding Nemo where Nemo can’t say “Anemone.” But alas, it’s also a flower! And a beautiful, unique flower too!
Anemones come in lots of bright colors, but they can be fragile. They are also known as wind flowers. The name anemone comes from the Greek word “anemos” which means wind. The flowers will turn toward the sun and wind, opening up in that direction. The wind will also blow away the dead petals.
They have a stunning dark center and the white varieties work well for a dramatic black and white palette.
Available: Mostly in the spring, available year round from some distributors
Boom Size: Up to 2-3 inches
Cost: Mid-range to expensive, part of the cost can be ordering extra flowers since they are more fragile
Fun Fact: While they are mostly associated with wind in Greek mythology, there is a second origin myth that says that the flower first sprung up from the blood of Aphrodite’s lover Adonis when he died.
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