Windflower

Anemone blanda | Also known as: Anemone | Rating: 3 votes | Print / Pdf

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Anemone blanda or winter windflower is a pretty flowering plant with a delicate appearance. The flowers seem to bloom suddenly, almost overnight, and last for many weeks. It will grow just six inches high and six inches across. The leaves are delicate and divided, and flowers are daisy like in shape, with many narrow petals that are a pretty deep lilac colour, with a yellow centre. It likes well-drained soil and will grow in full sun or partial shade. It's a hardy plant that will survive over winter with no problem.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • The sap of this plant may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 0.15
Spread [m]
  • 0.15
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Spreading
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Meadows
Garden spaces
  • Underplanting
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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