Thursday, November 20, 2014

Featured Plant of The Day: 'Blue Shades' Greek Anemone

Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades' 
Grecian Windflower,  Greek Anemone,  Windflower

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    6A to 10A
Height    4" to 6" / 10cm to 15cm
Growth rate    Average
Form    Spreading or horizontal
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence    Deciduous

Bloom Color    Blue
Bloom Time    Spring and Winter

The flowers are suitable for cut flowers.

This plant will grow in moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy or sandy.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

Leaf Color    Green
This plant has attractive foliage.

Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Alpine garden
-    Rock garden
-    Border
-    Massing
-    Groundcover

Attributes and Features
-    Naturalizing
-    Attracts butterflies

Propagation and Root Form
Propagation is from  division and  seeds.
This plant grows from a  rhizome.

Culture Notes
Leave anemones undisturbed after planting.  Do not let the soil get too wet, or rotting may occur.  The flowers of the anemone close at night and during cloudy weather.  Division can be made to the tuber in fall or early spring.  This plant does self seed easily and form large colonies.