|Anemones are variable perennials with rhizomatous, tuberous, fleshy, or fibrous rootstocks. Most anemones produce both stem and basal leaves that are rounded to oval and mid- to dark green. The leaves are dissected and may be hairy. Anemones are grown for their open saucer-shaped or shallow, cup-shaped flowers in many colors.
Anemone pulsatilla is a clump-forming perennial with fern-like foliage, 3 to 8 inches long. Bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers from April to May and yield purplish-grey pom pom-like seed clusters. Must be grown in cooler climates. Does not do well in warm areas.