I was fairly certain I have an ‘Early Windflower ‘but now am wondering as I noted some discrepancies with Silvia Saunders’ description of the stamens and stems. It is possible there was some variation among the original plants, a strain all lumped together as ‘Early Windflower’. On an older flower I’ve noticed a red tinge to the tips of the anthers like those of ‘Late Windflower’.
My plant is in full sun and has a shorter, but earlier, period of bloom compared with my ‘Late Windflower’ which is shaded. Put this one in some shade as veitchi is commonly found in wooded areas.
|Seedling No:||Originally a strain, 12591-12604, 13054-13058; page 50 of Saunders’ Notebook III|
|Parentage:||15: anomala veitchi 6516 (from Tibet) X emodi|
|Form:||single, 2 rows of petals, anemone-like small flowers, some sidebuds|
|Stamens:||filaments pale yellow on mine (Silvia Saunders noted “rosy”)|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||very narrow leaves, edged red (Silvia Saunders noted “red stems”)|
|Height:||35″ in 2022, foliage to 24″|
|Availability:||Few specialty nurseries|