Flower - Anemone Tomentosa
This lovely Chinese species gives a valuable late summer and autumn display of large rose pink flowers in profuse clusters on long stalks, which make perfect cut flowers. Clouds of decorative woolly seed pods remain on the plant until shredded by the winter storms.
Sow seeds immediately when you receive them, no matter what time of the year it is, as they depend on having several months in cold, damp compost, (not dry in a fridge) before they will germinate. Keep the seed tray in a greenhouse or shady corner. These fresh seeds can be slow to germinate but do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it will simply disrupt their germination mechanism causing them to enter deeper dormancy.