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Anemone × hybrida 'Whirlwind' (Japanese anemone)

Anemone × hybrida 'Whirlwind' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name:Anemone × hybrida 'Whirlwind' ah-NEM-oh-nee ex HY-brid-ah Common Name: Japanese anemone Genus: Anemone

This beautiful, white, semi-double-flowered anemone reaches 25 to 30 inches tall. An early flowerer, ‘Whirlwind blooms from August to October.


Noteworthy characteristics:

Large, semi-double, white flowers tinged with green.


Care:

Anemones 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.


Propagation:

 Divide plants in early spring or propagate them 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.


Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Invasive/Aggressive Grower;Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only;Full Sun to Part Shade;Part Shade Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Naturalizing
Style Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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