Plant of the month – March

anemone_blandaBotanical name: Anemone blanda

Common name: Winter wind flower

Size: 15cm x 15cm

These gorgeous little daisy-like flowers provide great ground cover and really brighten up the garden in Spring. They are available in shades of purple and also white.

Where to plant: They’re ground-hugging woodland plants so they look their best planted beneath deciduous shrubs and trees, where they will also help keep the weeds down. For maximum impact plant them in bold drifts, where they should quickly start to spread. They enjoy sun or partial shade but well-drained humus rich soil is a must.

How to grow: They are available as tubers (similar to bulbs) in early autumn. Soak them in cold water overnight before planting out 5cm deep and 15cm apart.

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