Anemone Blanda Blue or Anemone Blue Shades has delightfully blue petals, similar to that of a Hyacinth, with yellow centres that seemingly emulate daisies. Flowerheads are approximately 5cm across. Three-lobed, dark-green leaves help provide contrast with the stunningly beautiful blue colours.
Short and great for ground cover, Anemone Banda Blue multiple slender petals. Perfect groundcover in beds and borders or underplanting around shrubs and trees. Excellent for use in woodland gardens, rock gardens or for naturalising and ideal for display in pots and containers. Lovely cut flowers when mixed with other contrasting blooms of Anemone.
Anemone flowers are herbaceous perennials with assorted basal leaves and a beautiful assortment of colours from reds, pinks, whites, purple and yellow hues. Simple flowers with a daisy-like shape, Anemone are often called windflowers, taken from the Greek word, anemos, meaning wind.
Relatively hardy, Anemone plants vary in their ability to adapt to an environment and also vary in their stature with some diminutive species suggested for underplanting and other larger varieties for backs of borders or beds. Anemone flowers make wonderful cut flowers, but are short lived, having them in the garden will ensure the best cut flowers available.
Anemone blooms are relatively maintenance-free once they are established. Spring blooming Anemone should be planted in the fall and fall blooming Anemone should be planted in the spring. Soaking the bulbs or tuberous rootstocks for several hours before planting will aid in root growth.
Plant Anemone bulbs in approximately 5 cm in fertile and well-drained soils. Tolerant of some shade, Anemone prefers to receive some sun every day, if not full sun, plant in areas with a minimum of 4-6 hours of sunlight. After blooming, leave foliage on the plant until it dies back on its own so that sufficient energy is stored in the bulb for future growth.
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