|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.
'Atrocaerulea' is a spreading, tuberous perennial with up to 2 triangular or widely oval, 3-palmately compound, 1 1/4- to 4-inch long stem and basal leaves. Small, 3/4- to 1 1/2-inch wide flowers have 10 to 15 showy tepals and are borne in spring. Great for naturalizing. A dry dormancy is necessary after blooming. Native to southeastern Europe and Turkey.