• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Anemone blanda var. rosea

Pink windflower

Pink windflower

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  • Other common names Pink windflower

  • Synonyms Anemone blanda 'Pink Shades'

  • Genus Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers

  • Family Ranunculaceae / Ranunculaceae

  • Species A. blanda var. rosea is an herbaceous perennial to 15cm tall, growing from a short rhizome, with bronze-tinged leaves composed of three deeply lobed segments. Solitary flowers 3cm wide have 9-14 narrow pale pink petals


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset



  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or separate rhizomes in summer when dormant

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

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