Anemone is part of the Ranunculaceae family and is originally from China and Japan. Over there, the flower grew in ravines and on rocks. Anemones are herbaceous flowers with lobed leaves, and there are more than 120 varieties. The flower often occurs in Israel, where also the rare red variant is common.
There are different stories about the origin of this flower; for sure it’s a flower with a fascinating history! The Greek word anemone means wind. In ancient times, they thought that the flower opened through the wind. Anemona was also the name of a nymphomaniac at the garden of the goddess Flora. According to this story, Zephyros (the god of the wind), would have fallen in love with Anemona. Because of that, a jealous goddess transformed her into a flower. There is also another legend: it is about the red Anemone. When Jesus was hanging on the cross, his blood dropped on the ground; a red Anemone arose on the same spot.
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.
Colors, Shapes, and Availability
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. 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. Think about Anemone varieties Marianne and Mona Lisa, but also the breathtaking Mistrals and Fullstar varieties. Want to know more about these species? Click here!
Anemone 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.
Shop Care Tips
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.