Anemone blanda blue-flowered
winter windflower blue-flowered bulbs
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- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: March to April
- Flower colour: blue
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 4/5
This is a wonderful plant that produces cheerful, daisy-like flowers in shades of blue and purple in March and April. These are perfect plants for naturalising in a mixed border around the base of deciduous shrubs, or adding spring colour to the edge of a woodland garden. For maximum impact, plant in bold drifts in September or October, and if happy, they should spread quite quickly.
- Garden care: Soak the tubers overnight in cool water and plant them (it doesn't matter which way up) 5cm deep and 15cm apart in well-drained, humus-rich soil. Ideally you should choose a spot where they can be left undisturbed so they can naturalise and spread.
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Q:A new spring border for a windy garden
Hi I have just had a hedge taken down and have a new border. It is overshadowed by a large eucalyptus tree and is in dappled shade until the afternoon, then it is in full sun. I am on top of the Chiltern Hills at 500' elevation and it can be windy. I would like a spring flowering border. I was thinking Hellebores, Pulmonaria and Aquilegias. Any suggestions, please? NicholasAsked on 16/10/2009 by NickLewis
A:Hello Nicholas, If the bed is very windy, then I would keep most things low so they don't get blown over. Therefore, along with the ones you have already selected, I would look at the following. Convallaria http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/wildflowers/convallaria-majalis-/classid.78114/ Epimedium http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.epimedium/ Euphorbia amygdaloides http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/euphorbia-amygdaloides-purpurea/classid.2779/ Bergenia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.bergenia/ Anemone blanda http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/other-bulbs/anemone-blanda-blue-flowered/classid.2000015250/ I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 16/10/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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