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Windflowers

Windflowers carry daisy-like flowers above low ferny foliage. This blend combines a pure white with a lavender-blue. Planted thickly in sun or light shade, they make a soothing spring tapestry. (Not suitable for cold climates.) Introduced 2000

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QuantityPrice per bulb
100 to 900$ 0.16
1000 to 4900$ 0.135
5000 or more$ 0.13

$ 16.00

Order in quantities of: 100

Item # 6012
Botanical Name Anemone blanda
Bulb Size 5–7cm
Blend % 50/50
Catalog Page (2019) 129
Flower Color White and Lavender-Blue
Bloom Time Early-Mid
Height 4-6 inches
Sunlight Part (3-4 hours sun per day)
Soil Well-drained
Depth of Planting Hole 2 inches
Spacing 2 inches apart
Density 20-24 per sq. ft.

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Planting Instructions

Prefers dappled shade in most climates; will tolerate full sun in northern regions. Grows best in soil that has been loosened before planting. It’s hard to tell top from bottom on anemone tubers, but it doesn’t matter which end is up: The tubers know to send shoots up and roots down. To speed planting, you can put several tubers in a single planting hole.

when-to-plant

Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.

Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.

The amaryllis are the last bulbs to arrive in the Colorblends warehouse. They are typically available for delivery toward the end of October. They can be planted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for several weeks. Please note: Amaryllis bulbs may start growing before they are potted. If you decide to delay planting, open the bag(s) and set the bulbs on their roots so that the flower stems can grow straight up. And don't forget to mark your calendar or set a reminder to pot the bulbs.
Paperwhites can be potted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for many weeks. Many people pot their bulbs in batches, one after the next, to keep the fragrance coming. It's not unusual for paperwhites to begin to sprout while in storage. The shoots emerge an inch or two and then stop, as though the bulbs realize they are getting ahead of themselves. The shoots often curl around the bulbs, pointing opposite gravity. After the bulbs are potted, the shoots straighten up.
Cold Limit 5a
Southern Limit 8b *
Western Limit 9b *
* Prechill in Zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest, and California

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