Blue Shades

Anemone blanda

Blue Shades Anemone blanda

This spring flower never fails to delight me when it opens up its petals. Also called ‘Balkan Anemone’, ‘Winter Windflower’, ‘Sapphire Anemone’ or ‘Grecian Windflower’, it has  a wonderful array of violet-blue petals surrounding a golden disc centre. It has a rhizome root system, and palmately lobed leaves.

Blue Shades Anemone blanda

It flowers February to April. It is mainly cultivated and found in gardens and parks, and is occasionally naturalised as a garden throw-out. Originally from SE Europe and Turkey, and has become widely planted.

Blue Shades Anemone blanda

Blue Shades Anemone blanda


March 2014, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2014.

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