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Anemone hupehensis var. japonica (Japanese anemone)

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ah-NEM-oh-nee hew-pee-HEN-sis variety jah-PON-ih-kah Common Name: Japanese anemone 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.
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, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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