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Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Species: blanda (BLAN-duh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Shades

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ladychroe On Apr 15, 2008, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:

Pretty medium blue-purple flowers. I would not call this blue by any stretch of the imagination. They are low-growing, only 3 inches tall, with nice deeply cut foliage. A. Blanda adds a daisy shape to the early spring landscape. Blooms with Tete a Tete daffodils, squill, hyacinths, species tulip, puschkinia.

Positive laura10801 On Sep 16, 2006, laura10801 from Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very easy to grow, I just plopped the bulbs in the ground and forgot about them until I saw a beautiful mound of purple-blue flowers. They came back nicely the second year. I hope for similar results next spring. They come in early and stay for a couple of weeks.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oakhurst, California
Cos Cob, Connecticut
Stamford, Connecticut
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Olathe, Kansas
Plain Dealing, Louisiana
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Garland, Texas
Alexandria, Virginia
Blacksburg, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Locust Dale, Virginia
Kinnear, Wyoming
Riverton, Wyoming

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