ANEMONE BLANDA BULB MIXTURE
Anemone blanda are native to Greece circa 1854. Our Windflower Mixture yields happy little daisy-like flowers in shades of hyacinth-blue, pale pink and white with contrasting centers on wiry stems above fern-like foliage. Our improved field-grown mixture is predominantly blue, augmented with Charmer (pink) and White Splendour, and consists of both whole and split corms. 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, Tulipsor Narcissus.
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. Height: 4". Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: April/May. Plant 4" deep and 3" to 4" apart. HZ: 5-9.
Fertilize in the spring with a well-balanced fertilizer when signs of growth appear. Keep the plants well watered during the growth period. It’s best to water at ground level to minimize fungal diseases and flower discoloration. Maintain a layer of mulch to keep the soil cool and maintain moisture, but keep the mulch away from the stems to prevent rot. Lilies prefer “their head in the sun and their feet in the shade.”
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