HOW TO GROW THE JAPANESE ANEMONE


The Japanese anemone - Anemone hupehensis, is a popular ornamental flowering herbaceous perennial native to central China, and naturalised in Japan for many hundreds of years. It was introduced to English gardens in 1844 by Scottish botanist and plant hunter Robert Fortune (1812-1880) who noted that is was often planted about graves.

Under favourable conditions the Japanese anemone will reach a height 60-100cm and should be spaced 60cm apart in group plantings. Appearing from August to October, the blooms are 40–60 mm across, with 5-6 sculpted pink or white sepals and prominent yellow stamens. Double-flowered forms can produce up to 20 sepals.

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These plants will thrive in any fertile, well-drained but moisture-retentive soils. They will perform best in shady areas and under protection of larger plants, in all but the hottest and the driest conditions. They are especially sensitive to drought or over-watering, so plant into any good well-drained, but moisture retentive soil. In dry soils, moisture holding can be improved by mixing in perlite or vermiculite into the ground before planting.

In favorable conditions, Anemone hupehensis can be invasive or even weedy, throwing out suckers from the fibrous rootstock, to rapidly colonise an area. Once established they can be extremely difficult to eradicate. On the other hand, they can take some time to become established.

Cut the stems down to ground level after flowering.

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