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Windflower

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From gardens to fresh-cut bouquets, this selection is perfect for adding pops of color throughout the spring and fall; features single to double blooms that range in color; low maintenance, deadhead spent blooms

Characteristics

Species:
sylvestris
Other Species Names:
Anemone, Poppy Windflower, Grecian Windflower
Average Landscape Height:
15 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Anemone
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
fast
Flower Color:
white
Flower Eye Color:
yellow
Flower Form:
daisy
Flower Period:
from mid spring to early summer
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Windflower has masses of beautiful white daisy flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its deeply cut ferny leaves remain forest green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Windflower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Windflower will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

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