The anemone, also known as the windflower, is a staple for many florists. They have quickly become a favorite of brides, and make a lovely addition to any bouquet. Keep reading to learn a little more about the origin and meaning of these delicate blossoms!
The anemone received its name from the Greek word "anemos" which means wind. This is also why it is often referred to as the windflower. In Greek mythology, the anemone symbolized the bloody death of the Greek go Adonis. In her grieving, Aphrodite is said to have used the blood of Adonis to create the anemone to preserve his memory and greet new life in the spring. The anemone flower means anticipation, expectations, and forsaken.
Bearing a great resemblance to the poppy, the anemone is actually a member of the Ranunculae family, and make excellent cut flowers. They are normally planted in the fall, but can be planted in late winter or early spring. When they are planted later, they normally do not flower for as long. Though the anemone has great beauty, keep in mind it also has hidden danger: All parts of the plant are toxic when consumed.
This versatile flower comes in many colours, such as red, blue, pink, white, and orange. It is most abundant in the springtime. Since it is able to grow in a variety of climates, it can normally be found in flower shops year round.
Contact your local florist to check for availability in your area, or to order a bouquet of these beautiful flowers!