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Anemone blanda (Grecian windflower)

Anemone blanda Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Anemone blanda ah-NEM-oh-nee BLAN-dah Common Name: Grecian windflower 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.
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, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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