|The Japanese anemone - Anemone hupehensis|
The Japanese anemone - Anemone hupehensis, is a hardy ornamental flowering plant native to central China. It was introduced to English gardens in 1844, and since that time became something of a darling of Victorian propagators who subsequently produced a number of popular selected cultivars.
The following have received the Award of Garden Merit from the the Royal Horticultural Society:
'Königin Charlotte' ('Queen Charlotte')
|Sections of anemone roots - Image credit www.artistsgarden.co.uk|
Alternatively, root cuttings can be taken between November and January.
Insert 1-2 inch sections into pots containing equal parts of peat and sand by volume. The cuttings should be about 2 inches apart so that the horizontal cut surface at the top of the root is just below the surface of the compost and top dress with a 3/8 inch layer of grit.
Water the compost lightly and place the pots in a cold frame.
In the following spring, pot up individually when the cuttings show signs of growth and are well rooted. Grow plants on and plant out the following year.
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