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Anemone japonica

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Japanese anemone

Masses of late summer blooms in shades of pink

A perfect choice for lengthening the flowring interst in your garden through to the early autumn. The flowers in many shades of pink with glowing golden centres dance on wiry stems high above the leaves.

Where?

A good choice for bringing height and texture to a mixed border, in sun or part shade.

How?

Happy in any good garden soil. Cut back to keep tidy after flowering. Water in well after planting.

Japanese anemones are native to China but have been grown in Japan for centuries.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 60 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to September