A herbaceous low spreading perennial, originating from the rocky slops of the Eastern Mediterranean. Its dainty daisy type flowers appear in early spring, above pretty, deeply cut, dark green leaves.
Flowers and leaves die back in early summer. Flower colours range from deep blue to pink and white, depending on variety.
Ideal for gently shaded areas. Can be grown in containers, in short grass, raised beds, rock gardens or as underplanting for decidous shrubs and trees. Ideal companion for dwarf narcissus.
Common names: wood anemone, windflower, sapphire
Hardiness: Hardy in UK - H4
Height and spread: up to 15cm (6in)
Position: Any aspect. Exposed or Sheltered. Thives in full sun or partial shade
Conditions: Requires a light well drained soil.
Easy to grow. These attractive low growing plants can quickly spread to form large clumps.
Plant corms in autumn 3-4in (8-10cm) deep and 15cm (6in) apart. Soak corms in water before planting.
Mulch over in autumn. In colder areas corms can be lifted in autumn and stored over-winter in a frost-free spot.
Plant new corms in the autumn or lift and divide conjested clumps of exisiting plants in June or July.