A Quick Guide to Anemone Blanda
Anemone blanda flowers are also known as Grecian windflowers. This popular garden plant produces low growing ground cover of beautiful blossoms that are 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The brilliant blossoms of the anemone blanda come in colors that include blue, white and pink, growing to a height of about 2 to 6 inches.
The Grecian windflowers are perennials, which means that they will appear every year without having to replant them. These plants provide beautiful blossoms for gardens during the spring, plus they are a fantastic choice for groundcover. The Anemone Blanda will bloom for about 4 to 6 weeks.
Grecian windflowers do not come in the traditional bulb, but a tuber, which is like a clump of dirt. For best results you should soak these in lukewarm water for about 5 or 6 hours before planting. When you remove the bulbs from the water they will appear to be bigger than when they were dry. This will help them to start roots, and give them a better chance to thrive.
Anemone blanda flowers are one of the easiest types of plants to care for. You can almost completely forget about them once you have put them in the ground, as long as you ensure they are planted in the right location, and in the right manner.
Keep in mind when you are planting these bulbs that you will likely not be able to tell which side should be planted up. The best thing to do would be to plant the bulbs sideways; this way they will adjust when they begin to grow.
These flowers do best when they are planted in the early spring. The proper depth for the bulbs is about 3 inches, but larger bulbs should be planted about 4 to 6 inches deep. These flowers prefer semi shady locations, such as under trees, plus it is important to plant them in a location that will not be subject to a lot of wind. Due to the fact that these flowers are basically a groundcover plant, you will want to plant several of them.
Anemone blanda bulbs should be planted in soil that is well drained. If you plant the bulbs in an area that tends to hold a lot of water they will likely rot before having a chance to take root and grow. If the area where you would like to plant your flowers is not well suited to the Grecian windflowers, you can help by adding topsoil and other organic materials to the area before you plant.
For planting in flowerpots, you will have to ensure the pots that you use will drain easily to avoid any standing water. Another thing you can do to ensure that your potted flowers grow is to add a layer of gravel on the bottom of the pot. This will help keep the roots, from becoming waterlogged. Also, when you plant the Grecian Windflowers in pots, it is best to plant them close together; this will create a large mound of colorful blooms.
If you choose to plant in the fall, you will want to do so about September. Within a couple of weeks they will take root and some foliage will appear, but you will not get blooms until the spring.
It is also important that you continue watering your Grecian Windflowers, even once they are no longer in bloom. This will ensure that you get wonderful blossoms every spring.
Some of the uses for Grecian windflowers include borders, rock gardens, and planters. Those who like to design their landscape to include a lot of colorful flowers will really like this plant.