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Windflower

Botanical Name
Anemone coronaria
Min Zone
7
Max Zone
10
Height
8 to 12 inches
Width
6 to 9 inches
Flowers
Early spring: 1.5 to 2.5 inches in shades of red, blue and white
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, sandy, rich
Planting & Care
  • Where winter hardy, tubers can be planted in fall 2 to 3 inches deep and spaced 4 to 6 inches apart
  • Tubers should be soaked overnight before planting
  • In colder regions, tubers can be planted in pots in fall and kept in a frost free location and set out for an early spring bloom
  • Another option for colder climates is to pot tubers in late winter or early spring and placed outside for late spring flowers
  • Often treated as an annual since overwintering doesn't always work and bulbs lose virgor after 2 to 3 seasons in warmer regions
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • DeCaen hybrids - selections with single flowers of various colors
    • Mr. Fokker - violet-blue
    • Sylphide - light purple
    • The Bride - white
    • Florist Mixture - mixed colors
  • Hollandia - larges flowers, scarlet sepals with white bases surrounding a black center
  • St. Brigid hybrids - selections with semi-double blooms in various colors
    • Lord Lieutenant - deep blue
    • Mount Everest - white
    • The Admiral - blue
    • The Governor - scarlet and a mixture of colors

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