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  • windflower bulbs
  • Eventual height: 0.15m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'

windflower bulbs

RHS award of garden merit
5 bulbs £7.99
5 bulbs £7.99
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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil but can cope with drier conditions when dormant in summer
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb Size: 1/1

    Usually very difficult to find (and very expensive when you do), this lovely anemone deserves a place in the border under a big shrub or small tree, like a lilac or crab apple. It's also lovely on banks where you can appreciate the large rounded, pale blue flowers which have a striking lavender grey reverse to the petals. Hardy and very easy to grow, it forms good clumps and flowers for a long time. An old variety named at the Oxford Botanical Garden in 1870, like most anemones it prefers a humus-rich, leafy soil in light shade under deciduous trees. The foliage tends to die down in the summer, ready to re-emerge the next spring.

  • Garden care: Plant the rhizomes in naturalistic drifts 5-8cm (2-3in) deep in September or October.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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