Grecian Windflower (Anemone blanda) in the Anemones Database

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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Anemone blanda Accepted
Anemone blanda var. rosea Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 inches
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Mauve
Pink
Purple
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Corm
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Corms
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2015 Great Plant Picks award winner

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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-02-25
By bonitin
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By Gardenho
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Location: Cincinnati, OHDate: 2009-03-19
By Henryr10
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 8th March 2011
By bonitin
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2011-11-06
By gardengus
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Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, UKDate: 2016-04-21
By kniphofia
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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)Date: 2014-05-02
By Lyshack
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Location: My garden near LIncoln UK.Date: 2009-03-29These do well on a free draining bank facing east in semi-shade,
By JRsbugs
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-04-19
By bonitin
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2006-03-27
By Marilyn
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2007-04-16
By Joy
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-25SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
By Caruso
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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-04-23
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Comments:
Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jun 4, 2013 7:41 PM

An inexpensive little bulb that gives a good early spring show and multiplies with time.
Benefits from soaking the tubers over night before planting
They make a nice spring border and are equally good under taller bulbs.
I have them planted under my dogwood tree.

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