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Anemone blanda var. rosea 'Radar' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial or Bulb

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact with sap may irritate skin

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

White and Dark Pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0-0.1 metre

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

winter windflower 'Radar'

Family

Ranunculaceae


Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers

'Radar' is an herbaceous perennial with a short rhizome and leaves composed of three, lobed segments. Flowers solitary, 3-4cm in width, vivid carmine with a white centre

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil or a light, sandy soil in sun although tolerates partial shade. Needs dry dormancy after flowering. Mulch for winter protection. Can be grown in a container if garden soil not suitable

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by division of tubers in summer when they are dormant

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Patio/Container Plants, Rock Garden or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by leaf and bud eelworms, caterpillars and slugs

Diseases

May be subject to leaf spot, powdery mildews and smut