Japanese anemone

Anemone × hybrida 'Richard Ahrens'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Japanese anemone (Anemone × hybrida 'Richard Ahrens')
ah-NEM-oh-nee ex HY-brid-ah
Genus:  Anemone

This beautiful, vigorous, pale pink, semi-double-flowering anemone starts blooming in early July into September on 28- to 36-inch stems.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Taller than the species. Can be weedy or invasive.

Care: 

Anemones thrive in light to partial shade but will tolerate full sun, as long as there is sufficient moisture. Site plants in moist, humus-rich soil, but avoid overly wet conditions. Apply mulch annually in northern regions.

Propagation: 

Divide plants in early spring or propagate by root cuttings in late fall or early spring. 

Problems: 

 Japanese beetles and black blister beetles can be a problem, but neither is life-threatening. Foliar nematode damage, which is difficult to recognize, will cause plants to slowly decline.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower,
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pale Dogwood
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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