My new favourite Bordeaux anemone! Compared to others (my old favourite was the Carmel Bordeaux) this Italian series leans more towards the purple tones of Bordeaux but with greater variation in colour, and much larger flowers often with more layers of petals. Slightly shorter than the very tall Carmel but noticeably thicker sturdier stems.
I've found the Mistral series to be slightly less productive than other series - but in the best possible way! I often found other series to be tiresome to keep on top of their constant never ending harvesting and constant deadheading, but the Mistrals were that perfect balance of productive without crossing the line of being unmanageable (unless you were shifting and setting up farms and everything in spring was unmanageable like me last spring :)
How to Grow Anemones