Thursday, September 14, 2017

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Planted - Blue Anemones

Anemone blanda Blue Shades

Come spring, lots of folks slap themselves on the forehead saying, "I woulda, coulda, shoulda planted ____." You fill in the blank. If only they had planted those flower bulbs in fall, they would be enjoying them in spring. Here is one of my favorites that you should plant now.

Anemone blanda is native to Mediterranean regions. Flowers are among the daintiest in spring. Also known as Grecian Windflowers, they will give you a carpet of spring color.

Name(s): Anemone blanda, Grecian Windflower.

Flower Color: Blue.

Bloom Time: Early spring.

Foliage: Herbaceous.

Height/Spread: 6 inches to 12 inches x 6 inches.

Climate Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil Condition: Average, pH 5.6 to 7.8.

Planting Depth: 2-1/2 times the height of the bulb.

Features: Blue flowers.

Uses: Rock gardens, mass plantings, naturalizing.

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