Sapphire Anemone (Blanda blue)

This lovely, delicate blue Anemone seems to appear from nowhere in March, and treats us to a delightful carpet of flowers over several weeks. Also known as winter windflower or sapphire anemone.

From SE Europe and Turkey, this spreading perennial is great for naturalizing in a spring garden, at home in both woodland or in a rock garden. With colourful tepals arranged daisy-like around central yellow stamens, this pretty little plant bears solitary flowers in deep blue, white or pink. It spreads quite quickly to form large clumps.

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