A fantastic spring plant with largish, delicate, ivory white flowers that are held high above the backdrop of dark purple tinged foliage. When established they run about underground very gently, never becoming a problem. Perfectly hardy, they prefer some shade, and make an excellent addition for ground cover under trees or in a north-facing garden.
Sow seeds IMMEDIATELY you receive them, at any time of the year, they depend on having several months, sometimes up to a year in cold, damp compost, (NOT DRY IN A FRIDGE) before they will germinate. Keep the seed tray moist in a cold greenhouse or shady corner and do not discard. These fresh seeds can be very slow to germinate but do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it may simply disrupt their germination mechanism causing them to enter even deeper dormancy.
Common name:Wood anemone