Anemone, Grecian Windflower
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

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.