Anemones are delightful, dynamic, delicate spring flowers that come in a wide variety of colors. They are comparable to ranaculas in size, stiff green stem and blooming season. Their petals are thin and papery like those of a poppy. Perhaps their most charming feature is the striking center of the flowe – sometimes black and intricate, surrounded by white for an eye catching display, or light and yellowy with beautifully detailed stamens and pistols.
Anemones as Wedding Flowers
Anemones are a favorite among high end boutique florists. They provide so much variety and interest – they are
really fun to work with. Anemones are perfect for adding subtle drama and interest to bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. They are also lovely to stare at in a centerpiece: they are not strongly fragrant and therefore will not interfere with food smells. Their sturdy green stems are perfect for arranging, but do not take well to wiring – if you want them in a wired bouquet, boutonniere or corsage, be prepared to see them fade in a matter of a few hours.
Anemones are available in a wide range of colors, from creams to pinks to reds, to purples to true blues. The only colors they are do not usually represent are yellows and oranges. In addition to the main petal color, their is great variety in the color of the centers: sometimes black; sometimes black and white; sometimes pale yellow.
Anemone Seasons and Sources
Anemones are grown commercially in the United Stated and Holland. They are at their best when they are in season: from winter to early spring.
Anemone Design Tip
1. Anemones are small – and therefore tend to get lost in large arrangements. Put them in small, low arrangements that will be looked at carefully.
2. Anemones are great flowers for “blending” since the petals and centers are often different colors. If you can find an anemone that has 2 of your wedding colors, placing those in the mix will draw your bouquet together.
Cost of Anemones
Anemones are usually about $3/stem.