How to Grow Anemone blanda Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Winter Windflower

Winter windflower

Oosterse anemoon (Anemone blanda) photograph by Esther Westerveld.

Anemone blanda Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Anemone blanda
  • Common Name: Winter windflower
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 3 to 6
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 3 to 6
  • Time of Bloom: Early spring, Mid spring
  • Flower Details: Blue, Pink, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Spreading / horizontal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or separate rhizomes in summer when dormant
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Susceptible to leaf and bud eelworms and damage fromslugs
  • Diseases: May be infected by powdery mildews

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Deer, Black Walnut
  • Best Garden Use: Alpine garden, Border, Container, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Some parts are poisonous, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers
  • Genus Detail: Anemone
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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