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Anemone sylvestris (snowdrop windflower)

Anemone sylvestris

snowdrop windflower

(syn. Anemonoides sylvestris)

Blooms early to mid spring
Flowers are white with a yellow center
Slightly drooping, fragrant blooms
Spreads via underground runners
Foliage forms a dense groundcover

Delicate, nodding white flowers bloom early to mid spring atop lustrous dense, green foliage. A low maintenance groundcover for bright shade! Easy to grow in containers, overwinters well in cold frames if protected from heavy rain and snow melt.

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12-18 Inches


12 Inches


15-18 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

snowdrop windflower Interesting Notes

Bright white blooms turn to interesting white, wooly fruit in summer.

Anemone sylvestris Growing and Maintenance Tips

Requires light soil and deciduous shade to perform its best. It can be vigorous in cool climates, less so where summers are hot. It is easily kept in check with occasional weeding.

Good Substitutions

snowdrop windflower Anemone sylvestris
Japanese windflower Anemone × hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
anemone Anemone × hybrida Wild Swan™ 'MACANE001'
snowdrop windflower Anemone sylvestris

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Green Infrastructure
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type
Open pollinated