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Anemone blanda ‘Blue Star’ (Grecian Windflower)

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Anemone blanda ‘Blue Star’ is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of large, intense blue flowers, up to 2.5 in. across (6 cm). Blooming in mid-spring, these daisies are a delight and seem to last for weeks. They show off over the finely cut fernlike foliage and spread out to form a terrific carpet of flowers. 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 6-9 inches tall (15-22 cm).
  • Extremely popular due to its early and massive flowering and ability to naturalize easily. Grecian Windflowers will multiply and continue to appear in spring for years and years to come.
  • It should be planted in the fall, ideally in partial shade areas and moist soil. It will also grow in full sun, provided the soil remains moist.
  • It forms a lovely, colorful mat, especially under or around woody trees and shrubs, which are still bare during the anemones’ flowering period. Anemones are a must for spots among perennials. Plant them preferably in groups of at least 20.
  • A great choice for woodland paths, rock gardens, and beds by setting them in front of taller plants or containers. Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Anemone blanda goes dormant after flowering.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Anemone
Common names Anemone, Windflower
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 6" - 9"
(15cm - 23cm)
Spread 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 3" (8cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses 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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Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth)
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Anemone
Common names Anemone, Windflower
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 6" - 9"
(15cm - 23cm)
Spread 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 3" (8cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses 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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