Anemone (details)

Anemone (details) - Garden Basics - Flower - Bulb

(Anemone blanda)

  • AKA: Windflower, Greek Windflower, Poppy Anemone
  • Botanical Name: Anemone blanda, Anemone coronaria
  • Planting Time: Fall for most species
  • Height: varies, see below
  • Exposure: Sun or light shade
  • Soil: light soil
  • Hardiness: varies, see below
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Uses: under shrubs, at the edge of woodland areas, and in rock gardens and mixed borders.


  • Blooms close at night and on cloudy days.
  • The rhizomes are susceptible to invasion by mice and squirrels. You can protect them by layering chicken wire over the ground after planting.

Popular Varieties

Anemone blanda (Greek Windflower)
  • Height: 4" to 6"
  • Soil: Rich in organic matter, well-drained
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Exposure: Sun or part shade
  • Hardiness: Zones 4-8
Anemone coronaria (Poppy Anemone)
  • Height: 12" to 18"
  • Soil: Light, Sandy
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Hardiness: Zones 8-11

There are also several lovely hybrids, each with its own characteristics.

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