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ANEMONE blanda 'Alba'
Grecian windflower is a diminutive spring ephemeral from southeastern Europe. The cultivar 'Alba' bears snowy flowers in early spring. Perched on compact stems above triads of ferny, three-parted leaves, the solitary, daisy-like blooms open wide in bright sun to reveal a boss of yellow anthers. Soon after bloom plants die back to black tuberous rhizomes that spread to form clumps. Self-sowing often occurs.
This wind-tolerant perennial is great for naturalizing in open woodland beds or sunny borders with well drained, average soil. Segregate cultivars to keep them from interbreeding and producing less colorful, hybrid seedlings. Grecian windflowers can also be planted in containers and "forced" into winter bloom.
8 - 1
5 - 8
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3"-7" / 7.6cm - 17.8cm
4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm
Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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