'Anemone'

(Pronounced: a-NEM-oh-knee)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Anemone' , 'Pink Cherokee' , R. x anemonoides

 

'Anemone'

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'Anemone' (also known as R. x anemonoides and 'Pink Cherokee' is a large pink single rose with heart shaped petals that has the dainty qualities of an oriental brush painting.

 

'Anemone'

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'Anemone' opens bright medium pink but fades to light pink.

 

'Anemone'

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'Anemone' has a large prominent central area that is packed with golden stamens.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Anemone', which is also called the 'Pink Cherokee' is a large pink single rose with heart shaped petals that has the dainty qualities of an oriental brush painting. It blooms early and often repeats in the early summer.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Laevigate

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

H Laev

 
SEED
PARENT:

Rosa laevigata  

POLLEN
PARENT:

unknown tea rose, possibly Rosa x odorata  

BREEDER:

J. E. Schmidt  

INTRODUCED:

J. E. Schmidt of Erfurt, Germany  

DATE:

1896 [ Germany ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    6 '     to    12 '           Width:    4 '     to    6 '



'Anemone' is a moderate rambler that will grow to heights of 10 feet, and may be 8' wide.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is oval, dark green, and shiny with serrated edges. The stems are darkish brown with hooked prickles.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

Repeat (Occasional). Like its wild rose ancestors, 'Anemone' starts blooming early (late February or Early March in the Texas Hill Country), and continues blooming for about 2 months. It may occasionally repeat in the early summer.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.50"      to      4.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      1           Petal Count:    5 to 5          

'Anemone' flowers are single, large (4") and papery, with five heart shaped petals surrounding a small golden stamen area.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

Light Pink. 'Anemone' blooms somewhat resemble clemantis in appearance. They open medium pink and fade to light pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

vf - Very Fragrant. 'Anemone' has strong fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None Observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Anemone' is is a very hardy rose that endures neglect with very little complaint. It prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade and poor soils. It can be grown against a colder wall.

'Anemone' prefers slightly acidic conditions and tends to yellow and look sickly in alkaline soils.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Anemone' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Availability is limited

'Anemone' may not be cold hardy north of the Texas panhandle.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Anemone' may be evergreen during mild winters.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 17.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 14.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 78.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 112-113.