A is for Anemone

Friday Feb 19, 2016 By: Christine

A is for Anemone

My two favorite flowers in the world are ranunculus and ANEMONES. Now that I have that out of the way I’ll tell you more about these beauties.

Anemone Coronaria is berbaceous perennial plant.

It is widely grown for its decorative flowers.

They were cultivated in France in the 18th century.

The Arabic name is shaqai’ieq An-Nu’man translated literally as the wounds or pieces of Nu’man.

According to myth, the flower thrived on An’Nu’mans grave, paralleling the death of Adonis.

In Hebrew the anemone is calanit metzouya. Calanit comes fro the Hebrew word “calla” which means bride.

Anemones grow wild all over Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

Anemones are from the ranunculaceae family.

Anemones come in a variety of colors, white, purple, fushia, cream, pinks, red and two tones.

Anemones have either a white center or black center.

The stem of the anemone actually grows once it is in water and the stem is hollow.

The vase life of a typical anemone can be anywhere between 5-7 days.

In Montreal, the season started in January but as spring approaches Westmount Florist starts to get these beauties in weekly.  They come in a variety or colors……purple, white, mauve, fuchsia and I recently I spotted some coral ones but these are far more rare.

If you are in the mood for some gorgeous anemones drop by our Westmount or Pointe Claire locations.

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