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Anemone blanda (Winter windflower)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anemone blanda

Other names

Winter windflower

Genus

Anemone Anemone

Species

A. blanda - A. blanda is a compact plant with clear blue flowers and pale cream-yellow stamens which appear in early spring. The dark green leaves have three deeply toothed lobes.


Anemone blanda is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Eating may cause mild stomach upset, and skin contact may cause irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-blue, Yellow, White, Pink in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Aphids , Caterpillars , Flea beetles Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Aphids , Caterpillars , Flea beetles

Powdery mildew , Anemone (Plum) rust , Mosaic virus Powdery mildew , Anemone (Plum) rust , Mosaic virus

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Division


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Where to grow

Anemone blanda (Winter windflower) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Containers, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Anemone blanda

Other names

Winter windflower

Genus

Anemone Anemone

Species

A. blanda - A. blanda is a compact plant with clear blue flowers and pale cream-yellow stamens which appear in early spring. The dark green leaves have three deeply toothed lobes.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Eating may cause mild stomach upset, and skin contact may cause irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue, Yellow, White, Pink in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Aphids , Caterpillars , Flea beetles

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Anemone (Plum) rust , Mosaic virus

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anemone blanda (Winter windflower) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Containers, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Anemone blanda (Winter windflower)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Tomato yellow ring virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus with a broad host range; but found most commonly on tomato. Detected in Europe for the first time in 2013/14; on tomato plants in Poland.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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