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 Caucasus, and Turkey. The flowers bloom in early spring, and the plants go dormant after flowering, disappearing aboveground until the next spring.

Botanical Name Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’
Common Name Grecian windflower ‘Blue Shades’
Family Ranunculaceae
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

Average Flowering Time