Rue anemone is a member of the buttercup family. The white coloration is more common in Eastern regions, while purple blooms dominate in the West. The flowers are about 1 inch in diameter. The stems of the plant are reddish brown, and the leaves dark green. These flowers bloom in March and die back in June, making them ephemeral springtime plants. This makes them some of the earliest blooming garden flowers, as well as some of the longest-lived. In mid-summer, the plants die back to the roots and then bloom again next year. They thrive in soils that are music or medium-moist. They can also grow in dry soils. Because they are native to forest landscapes, they require at least partial shade. This means between 20% and 100% shade per day. These flowers grow fast but have a remarkably long bloom time. They also produce flowers for years after they reach 2 or 3 years of age. This makes rue anemones a great addition to any garden. Planting them close together in clusters makes for a soft, graceful ground cover that also adds considerable visual appeal. They even do very well in woodsy areas where more shade-loving flowers will not grow, like deciduous forest patches. Their fragile appearance but tough demeanor make them the perfect flower to brighten up a humdrum treeline or forest around one's home. These beautiful flowers can be quickly brought indoors as well, as they make excellent cut flowers. They have a vase life of 9 days. Anemones are easily raised from the seed.