Windflowers or Anemone Flower

Windflowers are known as anemone flowers. Then, why do anemones called windflower?  Anemone in Greek means wind daughter. The Greeks believed this windflower is made by Aphrodite because the petals are close when the wind has blown off. The windflower’s color is bluish-purple, white, pink, red, and purple. Windflower grows well when it cultivates in fertilizes the soil that moist and absorb well. It will hurt the windflower if it is planted on dry soil.

Windflower is a kind of flower that is planted by the bulb, not the seed. The windflower has several species and spread in any country. Windflower has a characteristic as the south plants. Nevertheless, they can be planted at any season.

Windflower is perennials

Perennials are years plant that has a hardwood stem. It will grow until 20 years or more with the right plantation. Most perennials are plants that produce some benefit.  Windflowers are absolutely perennials. It is good to plant windflowers in autumn, and they will bloom in spring. But windflower survives in winter with the protection. Then, what benefit can we take from the windflower? You can process some windflower into medicine. The medicine that was made by Anemone is to salve cold fever, boils, wound, wasp sting, inflammation, colitis, dysentery, snake bite, and any more product of anemone flower that becomes a medicine.


Right month to plant Anemone bulbs

The windflower is suited to plant in autumn, more precisely in March to June. The soil still feels warm to build the roots. Other than that, the new windflower leaves would grow during spring.

Before you plant the windflower, its bulb needs to be grown. You can soak the fabric with warm water and a drop of epin with aloe vera and wrap it again using plastic. Press it and warp the bulb for 5hours. While waiting for the bulb, mix the soil and sand in a plate, give little water. Place the wet anemone bulb on the ground and close the bulb with glass, put it in a cold place. 

To plant the bulb, it should be more than 5cm inside the soil. Anemone can not survive in acid soil because it can rot the root. In the dry weather, you need to water the Anemone during the growing time.

To taking care of anemone bulbs in winter, we need to save the bulb dry inside the plastic bag. You can add sawdust together to make the bulb not too dry. If the bulbs can survive in winter, then you will see the windflowers bloom next autumn.


What are the species of Windflowers?

Here are the many species of windflowers.

1. Anemone Altaica

Anemone Altaica from China,  this kind has a long root, the leaves are serrated oval. It is a white flower about 4-5cm. The stems are hairy and about 15cm tall. Anemone altaica blooms from April to May. We can plant it near the road or bush. This kind includes poisonous. So do the anemone altaica can produce as appetite medication.

2. Canadian Anemone

Canadian Anemone, this kind has a strong root. It is a remarkable flower. This flower can stay until -34° C if the protection is well. The color of the flower is white. The flower blooms between Mei to June and in autumn as well. The flower is only about 3cm with a 30cm tall stem. It spread in Canada and the USA.

3. Hybrid Anemone

The speciality about this kind is the time for blooming that is at the end of summer or autumn. The diameter of the flower is 6cm. The color of the center of the flower has different gradients of pink and is yellow. It can be suited around astilbe and aster.

4. Crown Anemone

Crown Anemone loves warm weather and sunlight. The colors are white, red, pink, and purple with black in the middle. It will bloom during May or June.  Crown anemone is known as lily of the field in traditionally Israel.

5. Butter Anemone

Crown Anemone
Crown Anemone

Butter Anemone is only 3cm of the yellow flower. It only blooms for 20 days during May. Butter anemone loves the shady area. They grow in the forest across Europe and West Asia, but it’s native to Belgium and Netherland. It’s known as yellow wood anemone.

6. Blue Anemone

Blue Anemone loves to bloom in the middle of May with soft and gorgeous flower. Blue Anemone does only blooming during 2-3 weeks. It is not a big flower. It’s just a 2cm flower with blue and white color.

7. Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone
Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone exists in autumn. It is purple, maroon, red wine, white, and pink. This flower loves sunlight and needs a lid when winter comes. You can add compost as fertilizer in the soil. Japanese Anemone is suitable around peony, phloxes, and any perennials.

Those are the species of windflower or anemone flower. There are lots of species of windflower or anemone flower that spread in the world. The species that we mentioned up there is the general kind of windflower that people know or ever heard. 

The windflower will be easy to plant if you surely understand the right steps to grow it. But it is not enough just to know the steps to plant. It will go well and survive for years if you understand how to care for windflower. Fortunately, the steps for planting windflower, from the way you treat the bulb until taking care of the plant, is easy. You only need to find it on the internet and do the tutorials.


How do you get a purple Windflower?

Purple Anemone
Purple Anemone

The purple Anemone is known as Balkan Anemone or Grecian windflower. It is not entirely purple, but there is purplish-blue, blue, and lilac shade. To get this kind of windflower, you can buy it from FlowerAdvisor. Find it on your browser and get it. You can select what you need. The purple windflower could be a bride’s flower. You can buy the purple windflower’s bouquet, yet you can buy the purple windflower for DIY bridal bouquet.