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Blue Shades Anemone

Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades'
SKU: HC018118
per Bag of 25
No longer available this season.
With masses of lilac-blue, daisy-like flowers, Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’ (Grecian Windflower) lights up the mid-spring garden. Lovely planted with tulips, daffodils, around trees, and even in the lawn. Pollinator-friendly, these diminutive plants will spread when happy, creating ever more flowers. When flowering is done, they go dormant until the following spring making them the perfect choice for interplanting with later-season perennials.
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Botanical Name
Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
Early to Mid Spring


The daisy-shaped flowers of Anemone blanda offer cheerful blooms in early spring. Known commonly as windflowers, these wildflowers are native to Greece and adapt readily to dry climates in the United States, particularly the desert southwest. Plants prefer well-drained soil and will naturalize by both self-seeding and by tuberous rhizomes. If you want to pick anemone flowers, sear the stem ends in boiling water for 15 seconds and they'll hold their petals longer. Well suited to containers, transfer to the garden in fall.