Japanese anemone Anemone hupehensis var. japonica Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Japanese anemone (Anemone hupehensis var. japonica) ah-NEM-oh-nee hew-pee-HEN-sis variety jah-PON-ih-kah Genus: Anemone Japanese anemones are slightly taller than the species, sometimes growing to 4 feet. The creamy pink flowers with yellow centers rise above the foliage on branched stems from midsummer to autumn. This perennial is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses, although they can become weedy in some areas. Noteworthy Characteristics: Taller than the species. Creamy pink flowers. Can be weedy or invasive. Care: Moist, fertile, humusy soil in sun or partial shade. May need support. Propagation: Divide in early spring or after flowering; pot up for a year and replant in spring. Take root cuttings in spring. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame when ripe, but germination may be erratic and lengthy. Problems: Caterpillars, slugs, flea beetles. Synchytrium leaf gall, downy mildew, leaf and stem smut, Septoria leaf spot, powdery mildew, and rust are all very common to Anemones, and viruses may also occur. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Pace Invasive/Aggressive Grower, Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Showy Flowers Bloom Time Fall, Summer Flower Color Pink Flower Uses Beds and Borders, Naturalizing Style Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials Related Plants to Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 False chamomile Boltonia asteroides 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Obedient plant Physostegia virginiana 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Japanese anemone Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Bressingham Glow' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Culver's root Veronicastrum virginicum View the discussion thread.