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Herbaceous Perennial

Anemone blanda 'White Splendour'
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winter windflower 'White Splendour'

A rhizomatous perennial to 15cm tall, with leaves divided into three, lobed and toothed segments. Solitary pure white flowers 4cm wide, with 9-14 strap-shaped petals, open from early to late spring

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Matforming
Potentially harmful
Contact with sap may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil or a light, sandy soil in sun although tolerates partial shade. Needs dry dormancy after flowering. Mulch for winter protection. Can be grown in a container if garden soil not suitable

Propagation

Propagate by division of tubers in summer when they are dormant

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
  • Ground cover
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by leaf and bud eelworms, caterpillars and slugs

Diseases

May be subject to leaf spot, powdery mildews and smut

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