Anemone

(Greek, wind). ANEMONE, or Ansuouv. Wmnr1.ow1:R. Ranum.-u-ldceav. A genus of about 85 spe cies, with many handsome garden forms; all hardy per ennials ; chiefly native of the north temperate and mountainous regions. Stems usually erect, with great variation in height. Basal leaves lobed, divided or dis sected, those of the stem forming an involucre near to, or remote from, the flower. Sepals few or many, petal like; no true petals. Stamens many, shorter than sepals. Carpels numerous ; fruit a 1-seeded ukene. The plants thrive best in a fresh, rather rich, sandy loam, well drained; but most of the species will do well in any good garden soil. The tuberous species are suit able for hardy borders, while most of the others prefer a place in a rockery, and some are partial to shady places. A. horlensis, coronaria, fulgens and others will well repay the little indoor or greenhouse care they require for producing winter blossoms. They require essentially the same handling as tulips and hyacinths, and are usu ally classed with bulbous plants. Tubers placed in pots in Sept. or Oct. bring forth a beautiful show of bloom by Jan. or March. For this purpose they should be well drained, and not kept very wet or too warm before the growth is well started ; they prefer more moisture at flowering timc. Nearly all the species can be read ily propagated by both root division and seed. The season for both out and indoor planting will di rectly influence the flower ing season. Good seasons for outdoor planting are Sept., Oct.. Nov., Dec., Feb. and March. As a rule, the tuberous Anem ones will blossom at any time desired, being influ onced by the time they are kept out of the ground. The bulbs may be ripened after flowering time by be ing taken from the ground to dry, or by covering the bed to keep out rains. A. Japonim is one of the fin est of all fall-blooming herbs. Pritzel, Revision of Anemone, in Linnma l5:498 (1841). Brit-ton, N. Amer. Anemone, in Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 6: 217 (1891-92].