Anemone blanda Radar has been awarded a garden merit by the RHS for the simple fact that it has proven to be a great performer in the garden. The flowers are a bright red with a white centre. The flowers are long lasting and if grown in semi-shade will last much longer. Happy to be grown in slightly acid soils they will spread very quickly. Use bulb starter when first planting to help them establish.
Soak corms in water for 24hrs before planting to aid germination.
Blanda’s are low growing and ideal for planting in the shady areas of the garden, under trees or in containers. They can be left alone to naturalise for many years because they are self seeding. Blandas will provide an even bigger display after a few years because they are low growing and will quickly naturalise in any area. Grow in free draining soils that are humus rich. Cultivate soils to a depth of 10cms and plant corms as per the instructions below.
Ideal for planting between shrubs to fill up the spaces and they work really well when planted with Trilliums and anemone nemerosa. They will also make an impact when planted with other varieties of Anemone blanda.
AGM: Awarded a Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for its easy garden performance.
Soak the bulbs for 5-8hrs in warm water before planting, keep well watered in their first growing year to help them to establish.
Keep well fed during the growing season and if possible mulch borders with well rotted manure or compost over the winter.
Flowering Height: 5″ (13cm)
Flowering Period: March-April
Soil type: Can be grown in containers or rockeries in full sun. Free draining fertile soils.
Aspect: Shadier areas of the garden. Ideal in semi shade but will also grow well in full sun.
Scented: No significant scent.
Planting Depth: 5cms
Spacing: 4cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided