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Spring-Flowering Bulb

Anemone blanda
Ranunculaceae Family

Short (6 inches or less) and delicate, Windflowers have fern-like foliage and bear dainty daisy-like blooms in a variety of colors in early spring.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun
  • part shade

Soil conditions:

  • requires well-drained soil
Prefers rich, well-drained soil.

Hardiness zones:

  • 4 to 8

Special locations:

  • rock gardens
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 0.25 to 0.5 feet

Spread: 0.25 to 0.5 feet

Bloom time: early spring

Flower color:

  • blue
  • indigo
  • violet
  • white
  • pink

Foliage color: medium green

Foliage texture: medium

Leaves are finely divided and fern-like.

Shape: cushion, mound or clump

Shape in flower: flower stalks with flowers with petal radiating outward

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • deer resistant
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Native to high mountainous regions in Europe.
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by division or separation - Divide the plant clumps in fall. Plants will also self-sow.

Maintenance and care:
Apply mulch in fall for winter protection.

More growing information: How to Grow Bulbs

'Atrocaerulea': deep indigo/blue blooms.

'White Splendour': pure white blooms.

'Charmer': pale pink blooms.

'Radar': bright magenta pink blooms.