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Dreaming Swan™ Anemone

Anemone 'Macane004'

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Dreaming Swan Anemone (Anemone 'Macane004') at Vandermeer Nursery

Dreaming Swan™ Anemone flowers

Dreaming Swan™ Anemone flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  26 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Windflower

Brand:  Walters Gardens


This variety forms a dense clump of deep green foliage in spring, then produces lovely, large white poppy-like flowers with deep lavender reverses, on tall stems all season; very pretty when massed in the garden or along borders; good cut flower quality

Ornamental Features

Dreaming Swan™ Anemone is smothered in stunning white buttercup flowers with gold eyes and a lavender reverse at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its ferny leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Dreaming Swan™ Anemone is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dreaming Swan™ Anemone is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Dreaming Swan™ Anemone will grow to be about 22 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 26 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. 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!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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