Grecian windflower ‘Blue Shades’
Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’ (Grecian Windflower) performs best in well-drained soil. This plant forms mounds that bloom for several weeks.
Their short stature proves useful as a ground cover when planted amongst taller and mid-sized neighbors. Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’ is native to southeastern Europe, the Caucausus, and Turkey. The flowers bloom in early spring, and the plants go dormant after flowering.
|Botanical Name||Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’|
|Common Name||Grecian windflower ‘Blue Shades’|
|USDA Zone||5 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||spring|
|Height and Spread||0.5-0.75ft x 0.25-0.5ft (15-23cm x 8-15cm)|
|Flower Color||Purple/Blue with yellow center|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators,|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. While the cultivar ‘Blue Shades’ is of horticultural origin, Anemone blanda originates from Southeastern Europe, Cyprus, western Turkey, Caucasus|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Southeast Light Plate, Northeast Light Plate|