Anemone blanda

Scientific name: Anemone blanda

Synonym: Anemone blanda mixed


Common names: “windflower” “winter windflower” “saphire anemone”

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial


Zone: 5-8

Light: Full sun – light shade

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Average

Moisture: Well drained, moist in winter/spring, drier in summer


Plant Size: H 6″ W 6″

Leaf and Stem shape: Pretty fern-like foliage composed of three lobed and toothed segments

Flower: Colour ranges from deep blue – pink – white, early March – April

winter windflower

Pruning: N/a

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Woodland gardens, under shrubs, container plant

Propagate: By seed or separate rhizomes in summer, naturalizes well

Pests & Disease: None in Victoria

*Deer resistant

Comments: If dry tuber, soak overnight in water and plant 3-4″ deep.  Easily dug up by accident so best to plant in an established garden where the chances of that happening are less

~AGM winner


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