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Gleaming white petals surround a hub of golden stamens, which when ruffled by the wind, show off their pink tinged backs. Opening widely in direct sunshine, their flowering is a sure sign that spring has arrived. Compared to the blue forms, slightly warmer soils and more direct light suit them better, in too much shade they get rather leggy. They grow from larger hard irregular corms, which you will receive whole - many providers sell these cut into smaller pieces. It is a knobby tuber from which grow dissected leaves finely divided into 3 leaflets, which grow to about 5" (12cm) high.
Anemone blanda White Splendour has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.
Anemone blanda White Splendour tubers should be soaked overnight in cool water. Plant them shallowly 1-2" (3-4cm) deep and 3" (8cm) apart, in soil which is free draining and humus rich, where they can be left undisturbed, for clumps to develop, and seedlings to grow on. An annual dressing of leaf mould will help retain moisture.
Height 5" (12cm)