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Anemone hupehensis

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Belonging to the Anemone genus, Japanese anemone has a botanical name of Anemone hupehensis. Japanese anemone has large dark green leaves that have three lobes with serrated edges. The leaf stalks, flower stalks and stems are round thin and long but robust. The flowers have round petals of shades of light pink or white with yellow anthers.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Fuchsia pink and   Electric purple and   Baby pink. When mature, blooms are roughly 5.0 cm (that's 1.95 inches in imperial) in diameter. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red-brown. Leaves appear approximately as a   Lincoln green and   Napier green

Japanese anemone grows as a perennial and is a non-edible flower / ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Japanese anemone is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 75.0 cm (2.44 feet). Expect blooming to occur in late summer and harvesting to start by late autumn.

Try planting Japanese anemone if you'd like to attract bees to your garden.

Popular varieties of Japanese anemone with home gardeners are Anemone Honorine Jobert, Pink, September Charm, White and Pamina.

China is thought to be the country of origin for Japanese anemone.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Japanese anemone is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Japanese anemone have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Japanese anemone

  • Partial Sun

  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

Remove old flower heads to encourage further buds.
Clumps can easily be divided in the autumn from cuttings taken from the underground stems. Choose non woody cuttings and pot up, over wintering under protection. Plant out in the spring

A partial sun / dappled sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Planting Japanese anemone in loamy, clay and silty soil with a ph of between 6.0 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Japanese anemone is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Japanese anemone to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Japanese anemone from seed

Slow from seed and easier to divide established clumps

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Japanese anemone

Plant out into any reasonable soil towards the back to the middle of the border preferably in light shade

As Japanese anemone is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Seed Saving Japanese anemone

Cut the seed heads into a paper bag and dry on a sunny windowsill until the seeds loosen from the stalk

How long does Japanese anemone take to grow?

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Other names for Japanese anemone

Anenome, Japanese Wind Flower, Thimbleweed, Windflower

Anemone japonica, Anemone x hybrida, Anemone hupehensis (hort. ex Lem.) Lem. ex Boynton var. japonica (Thunb.) Bowles & W. Stern

Misspellings: Japanse anemoon

Latest Japanese anemone Reviews

  • I leave a good showing of the seed heads over the winter because the Annas hummingbirds and the Bushtits both use the fluff in their nest building.
    They do send out runners that form new plants.

    5 stars

    CityBusGardener about growing Japanese anemone 'Bowles pink'
  • Flowers always welcome at the end of summer and it takes morning sun ok in my location. If there are other plants around, it seems to be be kept confined.

    4 stars

    TolCath about growing Anemone japonica 'alba' 1
  • This spreading perennial is kind of a thug but its long period of late summer bloom in the shade is valuable. Pretty too.

    4 stars

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