Common Name: Anemone blanda, Greek Anemones, Grecian Wind Flower
A low growing plant with daisy-like flowers. Grows from a tuber not a bulb.
Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizoms, etc.
In zone #5 they can take spring sun, usually plant as an ephemeral under deciduous trees.
average, moist, avoid dry sites
Soil & Site
2" daisy-like, most common color blue but also, pink white and shades in-between
finely divided with three lobes, leaves resemble parsley or ranunculus
forms a tuber, look like dried rasions
When opening a package of A. blanda tubers they will look like dried raisins. I wet the dried tubers over night in moist paper towels or peat moss. Plant about 2-3" deep with four or more per square foot. Will spread by reseeding
Native to areas from Greece through Asia minor to the Caucasus.
Anemone from the Greek "anemone" wind and "mone" fo habitation.
At a Botanic garden I frequent the planting of the Windflower are tucked in areas under shrubs, by walls, etc. Eye candy in the spring. Especially the waves of blue flowers.
Notes & Reference
#59-Naturalizing Bulbs (Rob Proctor),
#113-Bulbs for Gardens Habits (Judy Glattstein), #146-Early Bulbs (Rod Leeds), #145-Plant Lives (Sue Eland) web site