Around 120 species are grouped under this genus. The word anemone is derived from anemos (wind) with the meaning of the entire word 'anemone' being the 'daughter of wind'. Thriving well in temperate regions, growing this plant is not very difficult as it requires lesser maintenance than other flowering plants.
The plant grows well in hardiness zones 4-8, in partial and bright sunlight. Loamy soil being best-suited for their growth, adding plenty of organic matter to this soil is recommended. It is advisable to dig the soil below the level at which tubers are planted. Planting is carried out in October, and the flowering usually takes place in May and June.
This tuberous-rooted plant produces flowers with stalks that are 15-20 cm in length. This plant is known for its poppy-like flowers, and is thus, also referred to as poppy anemone.