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Anemone blanda var. rosea

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Mat forming

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset; contact may irritate skin

Resilience

Hardiness

old H4 (hardy)

Colour

Flower

Pale Pink in Spring

Foliage

Brown and Green in Spring and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

pink windflower

Family

Ranunculaceae


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

A. blanda var. rosea is an herbaceous perennial to 15cm tall, growing from a short rhizome, with bronze-tinged leaves composed of three deeply lobed segments. Solitary flowers 3cm wide have 9-14 narrow pale pink petals

Synonym(s)

  • Anemone blanda 'Pink Shades'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

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

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or separate rhizomes in summer when dormant

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Patio/Container Plants, Rock Garden or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Susceptible to leaf and bud eelworms and damage from slugs

Diseases

May be infected by powdery mildews