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Anemonoides blanda

Previously known as:

  • Anemone blanda
Phonetic Spelling
uh-nem-on-OY-deez BLAN-dah
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Anemones are herbaceous tuberous perennials that flowers in spring and grow only six inches high. The large flowers appear in early spring and are an intense shade of purple-blue but also come in shades of pink and white. Flowering lasts for 4 weeks in April-May. They easily naturalized in ideal conditions. 

Anemones should be planted in the autumn in partially shady areas, and in moist soil. Planting under deciduous trees gives it the ideal setting for sun and moisture. It can grow in full sun if kept moist during fall and spring and dry in summer. The plant dies down by early summer.

Use anemones in rock gardens, under trees or shrubs woodland setting or in borders.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Drought Tolerant Rock Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#white#sun#bulb#showy flowers#poisonous#full sun#drought tolerant#perennial#white flowers#perennial bulb#purple flowers#yellow-green#red flowers#green flowers#yellow flowers#seeanemone#tuberous#spring flowers#bedding plant#rock gardens#borders#cutting garden#spring interest#spring flowering bulbs#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#white#sun#bulb#showy flowers#poisonous#full sun#drought tolerant#perennial#white flowers#perennial bulb#purple flowers#yellow-green#red flowers#green flowers#yellow flowers#seeanemone#tuberous#spring flowers#bedding plant#rock gardens#borders#cutting garden#spring interest#spring flowering bulbs#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Anemonoides
    Species:
    blanda
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    In the middle ages was used in herbal medicine.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern Europe, Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Poisonous
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has small oval fruits often with plumose tails.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Head
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom in spring (April-May). They are white, yellow-green, red, or purple, and cup-shaped with 7 or more rays and many stamens. Occur singly or in clusters.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Reniform
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate or whorled and finely divided. Margins can be entire. lobed or not or finely toothed. Leaves can be compound or simple.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    wiry green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Poisonous through ingestion and dermatitis. Symptoms may include: Inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap. Ingestion of large amounts causes irritation of mouth, vomiting and diarrhea.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Protoanemonin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems