Japanese anemone

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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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

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