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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Poppy Anemone Flowers

Type of Flowers 
Poppy Anemone is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. 
Poppy anemone, lily-of-the-field and windflower are names commonly used for plants and flowers of Anemone coronaria L. As the name poppy anemone suggests, the flowers are similar to poppies and come in various shades of white, red, scarlet, blue and purple. As a finishing touch, centers of black stamens complement the appearance, forming very attractive flowers. Poppy anemones have been grown for years as cut flowers either in fields or greenhouses. Another marketing opportunity is as flowering potted plants. 
In areas with moderate climates, poppy anemones are also suitable as early spring-flowering bedding plants. Poppy anemone coronaria is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 20–40 cm tall (rarely to 60 cm), with a basal rosette of a few leaves, the leaves with three leaflets, each leaflet deeply lobed. The flowers are borne singly on a tall stem with a whorl of small leaves just below the flower; the flower is 3–8 cm diameter, with 5-8 red, white or blue petal-like tepals. Poppy anemone coronaria is widely grown for its decorative flowers. Numerous cultivars have been selected and named, the most popular including the De Caen and St Brigid group of cultivars.The De Caen group are hybrids cultivated in the districts of Caen and Bayeux in France in the 18th century.

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