Anemonoe x hybrida
Japanese Anemone Plant Features
Japanese anemone is a delightful perennial that blooms its head off in late summer and fall, producing daisy-like flowers in shades of white and pink. This easy-care perennial forms a mound of divided foliage that looks attractiveeven when not in bloom. Because it grows 2 to 4 feet tall, Japanese anemone is perfect for the middle or back of the border. It's also good for mass plantings because it slowly spreads via underground stems. Butterflies also enjoy feasting on the flowers of Japanese anemone. Plus, Japanese anemone is relatively deer resistant. Hardy from zones 4-8.
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Japanese Anemone Growing Instructions
Plant Japanese anemone in full sun or partial shade. Keep the plants moist to ensure more blooms and to keep the leaf edges from becoming brown and crispy. Japanese anemone can tolerate a little drier soil in partial shade, but may not bloom as well and can get a little floppy. Japanese anemone can spread vigorously when happy, so in ideal conditions, it's wise to plant it where it has space to grow, or in a contained site where it won't crowd it's neighbors.
Japanese anemone is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Outside: Part sun
Medium water needs
Complement your Japanese Anemone with these varieties:
Joe Pye weed blooms at the same time as Japanese Anemone and makes a great companion.
Aster and Japanese Anemone will brighten your garden together in the late summer and fall.
Tall varieties of Dahlia put on their biggest show in late summer just as Japanese Anemone burst into bloom.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Anemone 'Pretty Lady Diana'
Pretty Lady Diana puts on a show in late summer and fall with its display of charming single pink flowers that dance in the breeze. It grows 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Zones 5-7
Anemone 'Pretty Lady Emily'
Pretty Lady Emily is an adorable summer- and fall-blooming perennial that shows off double pink flowers on compact stems. It grows 16 inches wide and 24 inches wide. Zones 5-8
Anemone 'Pretty Lady Julia'
A dwarf selection, Pretty Lady Julia starts blooming in late summer and continues through midautumn. It shows off lovely semidouble pink flowers and grows 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Zones 5-8