Flowers A to Z: The Anemone

I figured I’d start a weekly entry dedicated to one popular wedding flower to give a little more in depth information. So I’ll start with A and try to go through to Z, without using flowers that no one has ever heard of.

This week, the Anemone.

This is one of my favourites because it’s one of the few flowers that works for a black and white colour scheme! This fact makes it a popular request for bridal use alone, but it also comes in a variety of other colours. I will be featuring the Anemone in a few of the bouquets in the Total Wedding Show at the International Centre this coming weekend so come on by and see this gorgeous flower up close and personal!

Black and white bridal bouquet with anemones

The Anemone is a member of the buttercup family and closely related to the ranunculus flower. Resembling a poppy (also in the buttercup family) in appearance, the Anemone produces a single large flower in white, blue, purple, scarlet or crimson. Most varieties have dark centers, though the white variety can have green centers as well as black.

Anemone colours

Available from early spring through into early winter the Anemone is grown primarily in fields in Australia, though it originated in China and the Eastern Mediterranean. Considered a “accent flower” the Anemone is priced mid range and is a lovely addition to bouquets and centerpieces. Using it as the special touch in an arrangement with other flowers will keep your costs to a minimum but still allow you to show case the beauty of this flower.

Cautions: Anemones are ethylene sensitive so be sure to keep them away from fruit, car exhausts and cigarette smoke.


For ways to use Anemones is your wedding flowers contact us today for a design consultation.

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