Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'
Grape leaf anemone. Tomentosa = downy, wooly.
This is the first large anemone to bloom in our garden. The flowers started to open in early August. The stems are dark purple and has whitish fuzz especially near the flower and buds, thus the name tomentosa. It is one of the hardier varieties of anemones and the abundant stamens give it an unusual look and interest.