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They need a little sunshine to thrive, even if it's only early in the day. Also, I'm not sure if the flowers will open well without sun.
We have local woods with plentiful wood anemones growing in the glades and along the verges by the road. I'd love some for my own "woodland" which consists of a few small trees and large shrubs and which is in full sun all winter but gets shaded by foliage in summer. There are proper bluebells in tehse wods too and wild daffs. later the ground is covered with ferns and brambles.
A trawl through all the local plant shops and market stalls has come up empty so would I get the same effect if I planted anemone blanda next autumn? And can anyone point me at a reputable site selling proper bluebell seeds and not those Spanish things?
I think that The Natioal Trust and Kew Garden shops sell the real English Bluebell
I bought a bag of A.blanda mixed last year and I'm pleased to say they put a lovely show on the rockery this spring. There should have been blue, pink and white ones in there, but only the blue ones came to flower. Do the other colours show later or was I just unlucky?
I think that you were unlucky, although the white ones can be slightly later. Having said that, I usually have blue and white open simultaneously.
Obelixx, this supplier has English bluebell seeds:
That nursury also have Wood anenome seeds!
Thanks Alina. You are a star. That's really helpful and no doubt they're not all I'll end up ordering.