Japanese anemone

A. hupehensis is native to central China, though it has been naturalized in Japan for hundreds of years.
Common name : Japanese anemone
Scientific name : Anemone hupehensis var. Japonica
Family : Ranunculaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Flowery
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Anemone hupehensis var. japonica, - commonly known as the Chinese anemone or Japanese anemone, thimbleweed, or windflower - are species of flowering herbaceous perennials in the Ranunculaceae family. Height is 3–4 ft (1–1 m). Leaves have three leaflets. Flowers are 40–60 mm (1.6–2.4 in) across, with 5-6 (or up to 20 in double forms) sculpted pink or white sepals and prominent yellow stamens, blooming from midsummer to autumn. These plants thrive best in shady areas and under protection of larger plants. They are especially sensitive to drought or overwatering. They can be invasive or weedy in some areas, throwing out suckers from the fibrous rootstock, to rapidly colonise an area : they can take some time to become established, but once established they can be extremely difficult to eradicate.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 60 - 100
pH 7 - 8

Identify my japanese anemone

Anemones are flowering plants of the Renonculaceae family of temperate zones of both hemispheres. The word comes from the Greek and means "daughter of the wind", because the wind carries its feathery seeds at great distances! Japan's anemones are among the largest of their kind, growing up to 1.50 m in height for some of the cultivars. Unlike tuberous varieties, Japanese anemones develop through their rootlets or subterranean rhizomes, which is of interest for cover crops. Their green foliage is carried by long, stiff stems. Leaves are cut into three distinct parts. The flowers range from white to pink, sometimes with more pronounced colors.

Plant my japanese anemone

Plant the anemones in autumn, in a dry soil well prepared (unpacked with the spade, then scratched to break the clods), with humus, well drained, in the sun or in semi-shade, except for Anemone nemerosa, that you will plant in moist soil, rich in humus, in semi-shade. Pour half a watering can per plant.

Water my japanese anemone

Water without unnecessarily wetting foliage, in the morning or evening. Pour until satiety (the water takes some time to be absorbed by the soil). In summer, A. hupehensis var. japonica can suffer from drought if it is in full sun, so water it from time to time.

Weed my japanese anemone

Weed the first years. When the anemones are well established after several years, and extend, do not hesitate to cut the roots which invade the neighboring plants with a spade.

Cut down my japanese anemone

At the end of the season, trim all the deflowered stems and the dryed leaves 15 cm above ground. It will grow back the next spring!

Propagate my japanese anemone

The easiest method is division in April or in the autumn. Cut the root ball in half or in quarters with the help of a spade, then replant.

Mulch my japanese anemone

Mulch in November and April to limit evaporation in the summer and fertilize and protect the plant from cold during the winter. Prefer a mulch in the fall, and mulch or compost in June.

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