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I'm 99% sure the last  three are crocus but I'm a novice so would appreciate if anyone could confirm.  What is the first one though?  It is very small and delicate. Thank you . 


  • chickychicky Posts: 10,376
    Yes, the last three are crocus and the first is an anemone blanda.  Very pretty 😍 
  • I thought, from reading / looking up , that the first was anemone.   However, are there different anemones?  This one is a small spring delicate thing.  In the summer I saw quite a large anemone called Wild Swan, which is much bigger and that was summer.  Are there two types?  Spring and then Summer ones?
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,376
    There are lots of species - the anemone blanda in your picture is a spring flowering, low growing woodland plant.  Wild Swan is a much taller, summer flowering perennial- they are known as japanese anemones.  Hope this helps 😀
  • Yes, you know so much.  Thank you.  I love this site as I can look for ages in books and on the internet at images but it's a bit hit and miss.  If I ask on here there are just lots of people like you who love plants.....its amazing.
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,376
  • I suspect the anemone might be Anemone nemorosa, in fact--something about the flower. It's a bit hard to tell on a one-off photo. They're not too dissimilar, but A. blanda can cope with more sun. Both are lovely.
  • If you like Anemone 'Wild Swan' you may wish to check out the website of Elizabeth McGregor, the nurserywoman who introduced it. Reading the nursery list is akin to being a child in a sweet shop.
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