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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
winter windflower sapphire anemone
Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers
A. blanda is a compact rhizomatous perennial to 15cm, with dark green leaves composed of three lobed and toothed segments. Flowers 3-4cm in width, violet-blue, pink or white, opening in spring above three whorled stem-leaves
SE Europe, Turkey
Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset, contact may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or separate rhizomes in summer when dormant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Susceptible to leaf and bud eelworms and damage from slugs
May be infected by powdery mildews
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