blanda Blue Shades is a large, daisy like flower in pretty blue-purple hues, a yellow centre and deeply cut leaves. Grows best in well drained soil, in full or partial sun. Plant in one variety drifts or with other flowers, such as snakeshead fritillaries, in beds, rock gardens, or in pots on the patio or balcony. Suitable for naturalising, especially under trees and shrubs, making it a nice ground cover. The nectar pollen rich flower makes it very attractive to bees. Anemones are so-called dormant bulbs. They must soak in a bowl of water for a few hours before planting. Needs dry dormancy after flowering.