Grecian Windflower (Anemone blanda)

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 or 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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By Sharon on April 8, 2012

This is a Garden Tour you'll long remember. Chelle has done marvelous things with her 10 acres in Indiana and she will show us both the before and after photos. We think you are going to love this tour! (Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge so you'll get the full picture!)

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By Gardenho
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-02-25
By bonitin
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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
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2006-03-27
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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: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 16th March 2011
By bonitin
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2006-03-27
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2012-03-18
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2012-03-18
By Marilyn
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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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