||October (flowerbulb planting time)
Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal' is the most beautiful of the double Wood anemones. In the 19th century the German botanist Maximilian Leichtlin (1831-1910) introduced this cultivar to gardening circles. This double Wood anemone increases solely by producing rhizomes, and despite it not setting seed, naturalises well.
Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal' is, like the other Wood anemones, suitable for under deciduous trees and shrubs. At De Warande, in our garden, A. ‘Vestal’ grows in large numbers amongst Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum multiflorum Betberg) and the ornamental grass Luzula nivea.
The loose rhizomes of Anemone nemorosa are prone to drying out: we therefore pack them in a perforated bag with soil. Please plant them as quickly as possible. However, if neccessary they can be stored for a short while in the fridge (frost free!).