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Anemone Anemone blanda Blom's Unique Mixture
Producing large glistening flowers, Blom's Unique Mixture has pure white petals which look like silver goblets when in bud. It is a profuse bloomer and will last for many weeks. After taking their name from the Ancient Greek word anemo meaning wind, Anemones are commonly referred to as the ‘Windflower’. Anemone blanda, the Greek Windflower, named as such due to its country of origin produces multiple flowers which measure about 5cm across and three-partite leaves. These will which grow no more than 15cm tall (usually White Splendour grows to 12cm) and will flower earlier than other anemones in March to April depending on their situation and climate. Blom's Unique Mixture, like all anemone blandas should be left undisturbed in a rockery of border to naturalise and should be planted shallow at around 5cm as too deeper planting will prevent proper growth and 7cm apart to allow for the natural increase in size.