What should I be doing in the Garden this month?
Anemone Anemone blanda Blue Mist
Producing pretty flowers in slightly varying shades of blue, Blue Mist is a profuse bloomer and will naturalise rapidly and produce a carpet of blossoms. 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 Blue Mist grows to 10cm) and will flower earlier than other anemones in March to April depending on their situation and climate. Blue Mist, 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.