Grecian windflower

Anemone blanda

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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Grecian windflower (Anemone blanda)
ah-NEM-oh-nee BLAN-dah
Genus:  Anemone
This plant produces a great low-growing mat of flowers. The cheerful starlike blossoms come in pink, blue, and white, and the attractive finely cut leaves disappear soon after flowering.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil. Best planted en masse (hundreds to thousands). Requires a dry dormancy after flowering. Sandy soil is a plus.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers when ripe (germination is slow and erratic). Divide autumn flowering plants in spring or autumn (take root cuttings in spring) and grow on for one year in a pot. Separate rhizomes or rhizomatous plants in spring. Separate tubers in summer when dormant.
Problems:  Leaf gall, downy mildew, leaf and stem smut, and rust are common. Caterpillars, slugs, and flea beetles.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Pink Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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