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Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower)

Grecian Windflower, Wood Anemone, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers (Anemone Blanda)


Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower) is a rewarding little plant that can easily provide a great deal of pleasure! Offering dabs of bright colors in mid spring, mounds of abundant daisy-like flowers show off in shades of white, blue and pink over a finely cut fernlike foliage. These daisies are a delight and seem to last for weeks. Ideal to plant in quantity along paths and borders, even under shade trees. For sheer spring joy, plant a few!

  • Winter hardy, this low-growing perennial grows up to only 4-6 inches tall (10-15 cm).
  • Extremely popular due to its early and massive flowering and ability to naturalize easily. Grecian Windflowers are going to multiply and continue to appear in spring for years and years to come.
  • Should be planted in fall, ideally in partial shade areas, and in a moist soil. Will also grow in full sun provided the soil remains moist.
  • Forming a lovely, colorful mat, especially under or around woody trees and shrubs which are still bare during the time of the anemones' flowering period. Anemones are actually a must for spots among perennials. Plant them preferably in groups of at least 20.
  • Great choice for woodland paths, rock gardens, beds by setting them in front of taller plants, or containers. Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Anemone blanda goes dormant after flowering.

Anemone blanda White Splendor, Grecian Windflower White Splendor, Early flowering bulb, early spring bulb

Under trees or deciduous shrubs

Anemone blanda 'White Splendour',Hyacinthus 'White Pearl',Muscari botryoides 'Album',Tulipa 'Dyanito'

In pots and containers

Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades',Muscari botryoides 'Album'

As border plants

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 4" - 6" (10cm - 15cm)
Spread 4" - 6" (10cm - 15cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 3" (7cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 4" - 6" (10cm - 15cm)
Spread 4" - 6" (10cm - 15cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 3" (7cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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