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Grecian windflower

Anemone blanda

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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.

CareProvide 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.

PropagationSow 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.

ProblemsLeaf gall, downy mildew, leaf and stem smut, and rust are common. Caterpillars, slugs, and flea beetles.

  • Genus : Anemone
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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