May Even Bloom in Late Winter!
Simply the best for cutting — in spring, fall, and possibly late winter!
Variety: Mona Lisa? Wine White Bicolor
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Zone: 6 – 9
Bloom Start to End: Early Spring – Early Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Plant Height: 10 in – 18 in
Plant Width: 6 in
Bloom Size: 4 in – 4.5 in
Additional Characteristics: Cool Season,Flower,Free Bloomer,Long Bloomers,Season Extenders
Bloom Color: Dark Red,Maroon,Multi-Color,Purple,White
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Border,Containers,Cut Flowers,Outdoor,Winter Interest
(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Don’t pay top dollar for Anemone bulbs when glorious Mona Lisa? Wine White Bicolor is waiting for you in economical seed form! This beautiful plant is easy to grow and seems determined to bloom even in very low light conditions, making its appearance in late winter in many gardens!
Mona Lisa? is the most exciting new series to come along in quite a while for the Windflower family! The result of half a century of breeding work, it includes solid colors and bicolors, of which Wine White is our absolute favorite. These astonishing, upturned blooms reach 4 to 4? inches across! And the color pattern is brilliant: white petals shading to a rich wine-purple at the base, with a frilly center of gold and red adding texture (and yet another color blend!) to the mix. Absolutely beautiful!
And although these enormous blooms appear on long, wiry stems, they are far from delicate. Cut them the day after they first open, adding a pinch of sugar to the water that you harvest them in (that extends their vase life), and you can expect them to look good in indoor arrangements for 10 to 14 days.
Mona Lisa? was bred for flower power, too. A mature plant will deliver up to 18 blooms! They never need staking, and the stems will be longer in the lower light of late winter, early spring, and late fall than at other times. You just can’t lose with this powerhouse!
Expect Wine White Bicolor to reach 10 to 18 inches in bloom, and to spread just 6 inches wide. This is a perennial that thrives in part shade and rich soil that is kept watered and mulched. It flowers in spring and fall, keeping the earliest spring bulbs company and also greeting the cool-season autumn annuals and vegetables. Pamper it to encourage even heavier bloom, and it will reward you many times over! Zones 6-9.