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ANEMONE blanda 'Radar'

Image of Anemone blanda 'Radar'

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Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

ANEMONE blanda 'Radar'

Plant Common Name

Grecian Windflower, Radar Grecian Windflower

General Description

Grecian windflower is a diminutive spring ephemeral from southeastern Europe. The cultivar 'Radar' bears showy magenta 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 prominent white eye and 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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    3"-7" / 7.6cm - 17.8cm

  • Width

    4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Southern Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Magenta

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No