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Fragrant, gently nodding, 2 inch, cup-shaped white flowers cover 1-1.5 foot tall plants in late spring, followed by unusual cottony seeds heads. Plants often flower again late summer, early fall. Attractive, spreading plants form lush ground cover in shaded gardens. Salt tolerant; a staple of coastal landscapers. Winter hardy to zone 4. Grows nicely with: 'Clementine' series Columbines and 'Marvelous Marble' Coral Bells.
The spreading clumps of healthy, attractive dark green foliage produce showy, 2 ½ inch silvery pink flowers on 36-40 inch branching stems. Flowers from August to October. Easy to grow, 'Pink Saucer' Anemone is Winter hardy to zone 4.
Sow in cell packs or 2 inch pots, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 60-65° F., germination is usually within 4-5 weeks. If not, put pot inside a zip-lock bag and place in refrigerator for 3 weeks. Remove container and return to 60-65° F. to germinate. Chilling instructions provided as a precaution, chilling is not often required. See Starting Seeds for more information.
Comments: Part sun, afternoon shade. 'Rose Beauty' tolerates full sun in mild climates. 'Madonna' tolerates light shade in any zone. Regular to ample moisture, will grow in wet soils. Flowers attract butterflies, are excellent for cutting. Plants spread by underground stolons. Thin as needed in spring, divide every 2-3 years. Rabbit and deer resistant.