Anemone blanda

("Greek anemone")

Anemone blanda

These anemones are extremely popular due to their early massive flowering show, wide availability and the fact that the little rhizomes naturalize easily. They form a lovely, colorful carpet especially under woody trees and shrubs which are still bare during the anemones' flowering period. The daisy-like flowers are approximately 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter with a yellow center and numerous stamens.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Either white, blue, pink, mauve or (as it is very often sold) a mixture of all four

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

2 in / 5 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

3 in / 8 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

4-6 in / 10-15 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

Under trees and shrubs, well-drained rock gardens, borders, containers and perennial beds.

What Should I Do After Flowering?

Let the small leaves die back naturally and leave the bulbs in the ground. Only when the clumps have become mature and overcrowded after several years do you have to divide and replant them in late Summer or early Fall.

Other Popular Varieties

'Blue Shades' (light to dark blue), 'Charmer' (deep pink), 'Pink Star' (pink), 'Radar' (deep pink & white), 'White Splendour' (pure white).

About the Family

Anemone Family

The genus, Anemone, the name of which is derived from the Greek word for 'wind' (anemos), includes about 65 species. Numerous species bloom in the spring, but there are also some (e.g., the Japanese anemones) that flower in the fall.

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