Anemone belongs to the Ranunculaceae family; it is a genus of over 200 flowers. They are native to America, Europe, and Japan. The word Anemone comes from the Greek language and means something along the lines of "wind flower." These perennial herbs are root based and will automatically grow back each year. The flower stands on an elongated stem and can be blue, purple, violet, red, white, and sometimes yellow. The fruit of the flower is long and has hairs which help it to spread via being carried by the wind. The Anemone Ranunculoides is a separate type which is also known as the Buttercup Anemone and is much smaller in size. Bloom time depends upon which of the three sub-types the anemone belongs to. The spring flowering type blooms the earliest, the tuberous Mediterranean type blooms in both the spring and the summer, and the large fall flowering type bloom anywhere from late summer to early autumn. Popular species with the Anemone genus include, but are not limited to, Apennine Windflower, Buttercup Anemone, Blue Anemone, Canada Anemone, Chinese Anemone, Japanese Anemone, Narcissus Anemone, Scarlet Windflower, Snowdrop Windflower, Wood Anemone, Pasque Anemone, and the Poppy Anemone. Anemones grow the best in partly sunny areas in the well-drained fertile soil. Tubers should be soaked for around 12 hours before being planted when planting tubers should be placed around 3 and a half inches deep in the soil. Make sure to water Anemones extra well for the first year to establish a healthy root system. Anemones should be cut to ground level at the end of autumn each year; they will grow back on their own each following year and should be dug up, divided, and re-planted once ever 2 to 3 years or so for optimal growing and blooming conditions.