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Cut-Leaved Anemone

Scientific name

Anemone multifida


The Cut Leaved Anemone is a perennial wildflower species that typically grows about 0.5 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common names: Pacific Anemone, Red Windflower, or Early Thimbleweed. The stems are green, slender, grow in clumps, and have silky hairs. The leaves are long petioles and divided into narrow lobes. The flowers are small, bloom in the early summer, and may appear white, yellow, or purple. The flowers are attractive to pollinator species like bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

Planting conditions

Cut Leaf Anemone grows best in moist to normal conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It can grow in a variety of soil types with a range of pH levels. It is tolerant of some shade and deer. The plant can be naturally found in open forests, rocky slopes, and wet meadows.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
    • Humus
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 1a
    • 1b
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 0.5 m
  • Spread:
    • 0.5 m