How To Succeed Growing Anemone blanda In The Spring Flower Garden
Anemone blanda is also
known as the Greek
windflower or Greek anemone which should tell you pretty quickly where
it calls home.
This is an excellent plant for the rock garden or under deciduous
This very pretty plant blooms first thing in the
spring with white,
blue, pink or mauve color flowers.
Plant the base of the tuber 2 inches deep and each plant should be
planted 2-3 inches from any other bulb.
Anemone blanda mix
ferny foliage supports a wonderful daisy-like flower that will blow you
away in the early spring but then the foliage itself disappears after
it has gathered enough energy for next year's flowers.
Fading to Brown
Because the foliage will fade to brown and then disappear, you might be
tempted to think it's dead - this really means don't panic when the
foliage fades to brown, the plant isn't dead (we hope) :-)
hardiness of this bulb bedevils me because it is only hardy to -5C or
23F. This is a little too cool for most of my zone 4 winters in an
I believe you're going to need a solid 5 or even a 6
to overwinter this plant reliably.
Anemone blanda 'Pink Star'
I'm told by those who grow
them that if you give them a full sun to part shade location in
well-drained soils, they will self sow to form a carpet of spring
color. The plant tolerates summer drought very well but wants its
moisture in the spring and fall. Give them a humus rich soil if you
want to see them grow very strongly.
Here are the commonly available varieties:
'BlueShades': light to dark blue shades
'Radar':deep-pink with white
'White Splendour': pure white
‘Rose' rose-pink flowers
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