Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Wood anemone

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Anemone blanda
  • Common name: Wood anemone
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Pink

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Anemone blanda is an herbaceous, low-growing perennial, native to the Mediterranean. It bears daisy like flowers in early spring in a range of colours including blue, purple, pink and white. Its foliage is pretty, too, being deeply cut and dark green. Anemone blanda is commonly known as windflower because the flower heads turn away from wind. It’s perfect for naturalising under trees and shrubs, where its early spring blooms attract pollinators such as bees. It tolerates shade and looks lovely when planted with English bluebells.

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For best results grow Anemone blanda in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant the rhizomes in autumn to form naturalistic drifts. Soak the rhizomes for around 12 hours before planting, and then  plant them around 7cm deep. Mulch in autumn with well-rotted manure, compost or leaf mould. To propagate, lift and divide in autumn, replanting smaller clumps elsewhere.

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Advice on buying Anemone blanda

  • Anemone blanda needs moist soil to thrive. Ensure you have the right growing requirements before buying
  • You may find a Anemone blanda at your local garden centre but you’ll find more choice online
  • Always check plants for signs of disease or damage before buying

Where to buy Anemone blanda

How to grow Anemone blanda

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Anemone blanda and wildlife

Anemone blanda is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Anemone blanda poisonous?

Anemone blanda has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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