Japanese anemones Care

Japanese Anemone: Brown-thumb Perennial

October 7, 2013 – 07:19 am

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A few years ago I might never have picked Japanese Anemone as an easy-care brown-thumb type of perennial. Somehow I had the impression they were a tad fussy. There are two reasons for this: they have a tendency to spread, sometimes like crazy, and late-fall planting sometimes fails, likely because of a particularly bad winter or lack of time to get established before winter hits hard.

I’m rethinking this now, because after a very dry and hot summer, there are lovely patches growing around my region that have not had any particular extra coddling or attention beyond a bit of watering now and again. This village has heavy clay soil, and likely that fact helps to keep the plants from spreading too quickly and provides a buffer of moisture during dry spells. So far as late planting, get them in the ground 6 weeks ahead of freeze-up, dump a bucket or three of leaves on them once the ground is frozen and that shouldn’t be a big problem.

Most of the selections in the nursery trade are hybrids developed in Britain or Germany 30 years ago or more. These are classified as Anemone × hybrida, one of the parents being the true wild Japanese Anemone, Anemone japonica. Flowers are cup-shaped, almost like small wild roses or Clematis, with satiny petals in shades of white through pink, rose and magenta but not true red. Some varieties have extra petals (semi-double) which provides a sort of ruffled effect.

These all burst into bloom towards mid to late August, lasting a good 4 weeks or more in bloom because of the cooler autumn weather. While they prefer plenty of moisture (even growing well in wet waterside locations) they adapt well to average garden conditions.

So far as the spreading thing, like I mentioned above, heavier soils are going to help them stay put to some degree. Some gardeners have sunk large pots in the ground as a sort of collar. Or, just take advantage of the spreading nature and let them go to town somewhere like in among shrubs where it doesn’t matter quite so much.

If you view our listing of Japanese Anemone, you’ll notice most of them are hardy in Zones 5 through 9. If you live in a region with heavy snowfall, it’s possible to push them into Zone 4. In Zone 3 and 4 gardeners may succeed better with a lookalike, the Grapeleaf Anemone. This one comes in shell pink, and spreads even more quickly, but it’s hardy!

All of these prefer a bit of afternoon shade in hot summer regions, or all-day sun in cooler climates like the Pacific Northwest. They absolutely hate dry shade such as under maples, pine or spruce. In too much shade the taller sorts might well lean towards the light so much that they flop over. Either try a sunnier location or choose a shorter selection. Height wise there are midsized varieties in the range of around 2 to 2.5 feet, as well as the more common tall ones that can get easily 3 to 4 feet tall when they are happy.

Source: www.perennials.com


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