Flower Fact Fun – Anemone

June 15, 2017

There are so many options when it comes to wedding flowers!  When so many possibilities exist, it can be difficult to decide what flowers will work best.  Keep in mind what is available at the time of your wedding and also your wedding style.  The anemone offers so many options.  The bright colors allow for fun pops of color, while the traditional white anemone is perfect for any wedding arrangement.  With its ever growing popularity, anemones are quickly becoming one of the top flowers in the wedding market!

Name: Anemone aka Windflower

Colors Available: An anemone is most commonly available in white and shades of purple and pink

Best For: Bouquets and centerpieces; the bright colors available and dark centers really stand out in the arrangement of your choice!

Season Available: Usually, anemones are available in two seasons; some May-September and others October-April.

Fun Fact: Any Greek Mythology fans out there?  If so, I’m sure you are familiar with  the love story of Aphrodite and Adonis.  Anyways, according to Greek Mythology, Aphrodite wept when her lover Adonis was killed.  It is said that her tears grew into Anemones!

Adonis and Aphrodite

Aphrodite weeps when her lover, Adonis is killed. Each tear drop is said to have grown into an anemone!

Want to grow your own anemones?  Try it! They are a perennial flower, so they will keep coming back year after year.  Besides being a perennial, they are great because there are both spring and fall blooming varieties (see availability above), so you get to enjoy these blooms twice a year!  Keep in mind that they grow best with full to partial sun with rich soil that drains well.  Imagine having your own fresh bouquet of these beauties every year!

 

 

How will you use anemones in your next bouquet? Share your designs with us, we would love to see them!

Stunning bouquet of anemones

To get you started, here is a stunning bouquet of anemones that Julie created!

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