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Don’t you just love Anemones? When the petals open up, each flower is a true beauty! But there are so many Anemone varieties, and pictures can’t tell all… What is what, and when is it available? Which colors are there, and where do they come from?

We understand that buying flowers online – in some instances from the other side of the world! – can be challenging. Certainly when you have orders to fill, and colors must be exactly met. You don’t want to disappoint your customers, or worse, to upset a bride on her most important day!

We’d love to tell you all about the different varieties that our webshop offers, so you can expand your knowledge, pass it on, and assist your customers by making the right floral choice for their designs!

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Aneone varieties and colors

What are Anemone Flowers?


Varieties, Colors and Shapes

Care Tips



Design Suggestions

What are Anemone Flowers?

Anemone flowers, not to be confused with the sea Anemone, are herbaceous flowers (without a woody stem) with lobed leaves.

They are part of the Ranunculaceae family, originating from China and Japan. Over there, Anemone flowers grew in ravines and on rocks. There are more than 120 varieties. Anemones often occur in Israel, where the rare red variant is also fairly common.


Our assortment consists out of a wide selection of beautiful varieties, almost year-round: from August to May you enjoy the beauty of these wonderful flowers.

Varieties, Colors, and Shapes

Anemones are lovely flowers, and with the smallest sigh of wind, they are moving cheerfully on their stem. That’s how the flower got her nickname: windflower. Think about Anemone varieties Marianne and Mona Lisa, but also the breathtaking Mistrals and Fullstar varieties.

Anemone Marianne Panda | Holex Flower
Marianne Panda

Anemone Marianne & Mona Lisa

These lovely Anemone varieties are also known as Anemone Coronaria.  They are almost year-round available: from August to May you enjoy these beauties. They are grown in Holland, Israel, France, and Italy, and the color palette in which Marianne’s and Mistrals are available in red, white, blue, and purple. The white variety is called ‘Panda’; because of the dark heart in the middle of the creamy, white petals, it looks like a little panda bear! Both the Marianne as the Mona Lisa Anemones are also available assorted and mixed per bunch, with various colors.

Anemone Mistral

Mistral Anemones are grown in sunny Italy and France, and available from October to March. These are the flowers you see all over Pinterest and Instagram: very popular with brides and floral designers. There are numerous varieties available, but because we stand for delivering you the highest quality possible, we have a well-thought selection available in our webshop:

  • Mistral Blue – these deep blue, almost a bit purplish flowers match Pantone’s Color of the Year Ultra Violet perfectly!
  • Mistral Celeste – with bicolored white, lavender and blue petals. Each petal looks like a watercolored piece of art!
  • Mistral Cenere – each Cenere Anemone has a different shade of warm purple, from deep burgundy to light pastel lavenders. If you are looking for a bohemian, romantic flower, this is it!
  • Mistral Cerise – like the name already discovers these beauties have amazing cerise colored petals. They match well with pinks and purples in all kinds of shades.
  • Mistral Tigre – Tigres are gorgeous bicolored fresh light green and red flowers. The pattern on the petals looks a bit like a tiger print.
  • Mistral Shocking – The petals of Shocking Anemones are colored pinkish red on the inside, and creamy yellowish light green on the outside.
  • Mistral Violet – the petals of the Violet Mistral flowers are só deep purple, they almost look black! They light up a bit when they are in the vase for several days. Perfect if you are going for a mysterious look, or if you are looking for a flower that will bring some contrast into your design.
  • Mistral White – do not be fooled by the name: white does not mean completely white! Some of the Mistral Whites have a touch of light pink, and therefore they look super romantic.

For more about the Mistral Varieties, we’d recommend you also read this article.

Anemone Mistral Cenere | Holex Flower
Mistral Cenere
Anemone Mistral Blue Picture
Mistral Blue
Picture of Anemone Mistral Varieties
Mistral Varieties

Mistral Anemone varieties are available in three quality levels: standard, extra, and super. And believe us: they are breathtakingly beautiful! Our buyers look really thoroughly at the quality level and size of the flower to be sure that the quality levels which are mentioned in our webshop are correct.

Anemone Fullstar

Fullstar Anemones are double-flowered Anemone varieties: unlike the other varieties, they have numerous petals and look really fluffy when they open op. They are produced in Israel from December to February, and in France from January to March. Fullstars are available in (creamy) white, red, blue and cerise, and also available assorted. Check our webshop regularly for the current offerings! If you have any questions regarding Anemones, please contact us.

Care Tips

At Holex, we stand for high-quality flowers. Our buyers select their growers very secure and only accept the highest quality products. Every stem is inspected thoroughly by our quality, picking and packing teams to ensure that you receive your flowers in the best possible conditions. Especially with Anemones, this is very important, because they are very delicate flowers!

But there is more that you can do, to ensure a long vase life for your customers.

Scrutinize the flowers when you receive them, petals should not be damaged. The stems should be firm and not slimy. Remove excess leaves, also black or yellow leaves should be removed. Cut the stems with a clean and sharp knife and put the flowers in water with a conditioner. Make sure that there are no leaves in the water. Store Anemones cooled and refresh the water regularly.


Where to Buy Anemone Flowers?

At Holex Flower, you can buy your Anemone flowers in bulk. Feel free to reach out to us, we’d love to help you find the right wholesale solution for your company.

Are Anemone Flowers Expensive?

Yes, because of their fragility, Anemones are rather expensive flowers. This is more than compensated by their beauty, however. And of course, you can count on us to find you the best possible deal!

What are Anemone flowers?

Anemone flowers are part of the Ranunculaceae family. They are herbaceous flowers, which means that they do not grow persistent woody stems above ground. They feature lobed leaves and are available in over 120 different colors and varieties.


The name Anemone probably stems from Greece. The Greek word “Anemone” means wind. In ancient times, it was thought that the flower opened due to the wind.

In another story, Anemona was a nymph at the garden of the goddess Flora. According to this story, Zephyros (the god of wind), fell in love with Anemona. Jealous of this love, Flora decided to transform Anemona into a flower.

A third legend tells about the red Anemone in particular. This story claims that this red flower bloomed at the spot where Jesus’s blood dripped on the ground when he was hanging on the cross.


Due to the poisonous effect of the plant, the plant was considered holy in the Middle Ages. The Anemone is a symbol of honesty and care. If you are giving a bouquet of Anemones, you are giving the message that you want to be together with this person.

Are you looking for some more design inspiration? We’ve got you covered. How about the two designs below, with step by step instruction on how to make them?

Design Suggestions

What a romantic beauty! This flower is often used in wedding bouquets or arrangements. You see the flowers often combined with Ranunculus, a match made in heaven! You can combine these beauties also with Clematis, Delphinium, and Leatherleaf for a rustic look. Or go for a colorful and playful look and feel, by combining them with the cheerful Gerbera, Dianthuses, and Pistacia.

Spring Bouquet With Anemone

For the step-by-step tutorial for this design, click here.

Anemone Centerpiece

For the step-by-step tutorial on how to make this centerpiece, click here.
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