A perennial with superb white violet-tinted flowers.
Common name : False anemone
Scientific name : Anemonopsis macrophylla
Family : Ranunculaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Anemonopsis is a herbaceous perennial growing approximately 75 cm high, endemic to Japan's main island of Honshu. The generic name Anemonopsis refers to it being Anemone-like (-opsis), and its specific epithet macrophylla means "large-leaved".
It bears pale lavender flowers in late summer, about 2 cm in diameter, held well above the foliag, bowl-shaped with a rosette of petals in the center, and facing downward.
When in full bloom, the flowers resemble small lotuses
Anemonopsis is frost-hardy at least to zone 4. It is a true woodland plant and will not tolerate full sun without the leaves scorching, except perhaps in very cool, damp climates. It must also be protected from drying winds.
Sowing & planting
45 - 100
Plant my false anemone
Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low.
Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air.
Water copiously just after planting.
If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.
Water my false anemone
Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !