Anemone blanda Blue Shades is an early spring flowering anemone which makes lovely ground covering carpets with Chionodoxa luciliae Pink Giant and Puschkinia scilloides libanotica. All these bulbs have a tendency to naturalize so your flower carpets will become larger and larger each year. The true color is closer to purple than blue and flowers 4-6 weeks. Anemones need good drainage or they will rot. Flower symbolizes unfading love and protection against evil.