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Anemone blanda Blue Shades

Native to Greece circa 1854, Blue Shades yields happy little daisy-like, shades of hyacinth-blue flowers with yellow centers on wiry stems above fern-like foliage. Commonly known as the Grecian Windflower, it prefers to be planted in organically rich, well-draining soil in full to partial sunlight. Deer- and rodent-resistant, Anemone blanda makes an attractive ground cover in border plantings or as an underplanting beneath contrasting Hyacinths, Tulips or Narcissi.

The bulbs are actually corms that look like black, irregularly-shaped, wizened little pellets. If the soil is dry at planting time, you can give them a head start by soaking them no longer than eight hours in room temperature water. As it matures over time, when it’s happy where it’s planted, it naturalizes by bulb offsets (called bulbils: baby bulbs on the sides of the mother bulb you’ve planted). It’s terrific in garden borders, sunny woodland borders and in irregular river-like swaths. You’ll need about nine bulbs per square foot. Since it’s not tremendously hardy, you may want to apply no more than a 2 inch layer of mulch after the surface of the ground freezes to protect it from winter temperature spiking in the event of inconsistent snow coverage. Bulb size: 5 cm/up. Full to partial sunlight. Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: April/May. Plant 4" deep and 3" to 4" apart. HZ: 5-9. Height: 4".

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Stinze Plantings
Catalog #2105
100/$14.00 500/$65.25 1000/$125.50 5000/$606.25 10000/$1,170.50

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