Anemone japonica - Japanese Anemone
Beautiful and colorful fall bloomers!
Japanese anemones add a graceful dimension to the late summer and fall garden with their profusion of light and airy blooms. André uses mass plantings in many of his berm gardens and they are truly spectacular!
Japanese anemones come in a wide range of colors from white to pink to deep rose and in single flowers or semi-double to double flowers. These hardy perennials produce a mass of silvery buds and colorful blooms which rise on well-branched stems above their attractive foliage.
Japanese anemones are wonderful in combination with Astilbe, hosta, and ferns in a woodland setting or mixed with the beautiful Heuchera cultivars in a lightly shaded border.
They make a lovely transition plant where the shade meets the sun. Plant Japanese anemones around Dicentra spectabilis - as the Dicentra begins to go dormant in the heat of the summer and is cut back, the beautiful anemone foliage will fill the void.
Japanese anemones are very easy to grow; all they require is bright or partial shade, and fertile, well-drained soil. They spread and naturalize nicely and reward you with charming flowers in late summer through fall.
There are many beautiful Japanese anemone cultivars available for your garden! Here are some great ones to look for:
Honorine Jobert - lovely single white blooms on 30" stems
Pamina - beautiful, upward facing deep pink double flowers
Party Dress - 3 1/2" perfectly formed double, deep pink blooms stems are almost twice the size of other Japanese anemones. 36" tall
Queen Charlotte - beautiful semi-double silvery pink blooms on 30" stems
September Charm - striking single blooms with rose-pink petals alternating with deeper pink petals to create a bi-color effect. 30" stems
Whirlwind - semi-double white blooms