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Japanese anemone

Anemone × hybrida 'Richard Ahrens'

ah-NEM-oh-nee ex HY-brid-ah

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

Noteworthy CharacteristicsTaller than the species. Can be weedy or invasive.

CareAnemones 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.

PropagationDivide 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.

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