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Japanese anemone

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica

ah-NEM-oh-nee hew-pee-HEN-sis variety jah-PON-ih-kah

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 CharacteristicsTaller than the species. Creamy pink flowers. Can be weedy or invasive.

CareMoist, fertile, humusy soil in sun or partial shade. May need support.

PropagationDivide 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.

ProblemsCaterpillars, 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.

  • Genus : Anemone
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast, Moderate
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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