Also known as the "Grecian Windflower", this plant has been a part of human history and
mythology for many centuries. According to Greek myth, Anemos, the wind, put anemones
on earth to warn of his spring arrival. The Romans used the plant to ward off fevers and it
was used to cure leprosy. A. blanda was not widely cultivated until the 20th century, but
Theophrastus knew of the plant and wrote about it more than 2000 years ago.
Anemones produce mounds of daisy-like flowers that like loose, alkaline, well drained soil
and full sun. They are good naturalizers and make an excellent groundcover. They are also
good forcers. Plant 4" deep and 3-4" apart.