Growing Japanese Anemone

April 10, 2013 – 01:08 pm

Japanese anemone are a favorite of gardeners in United States zones four through eight because they are relatively easy to grow. They bloom in the late autumn, when other plants and flowers have gone dormant for the winter. These plants grow between one and five feet tall with glossy, green foliage. Best of all, they have big, showy, saucer shaped blossoms that are between two and four inches in diameter. They come in white, pink, red and every shade in between.

Choose a slightly shady spot, maybe one with dappled sunlight, to plant your Japanese anemones. These plants thrive when planted in the protection of bigger plants, shrubs or walls and they require well drained soil. The soil also must be slightly alkaline. You can add a bit of lime to your soil if it is acidic. Plant the Japanese anemone in spring after the last frost has past. They will grow best if you plant them in a mix of half soil and half compost. Don't be surprised when you don't see any growth where you've planted; Japanese anemone take a long time to break though the ground and often don't surface until late May. You could also take a short cut and transfer plants directly into the ground in mid spring.

Once you have your seeds planted, you will need to mulch the plants. This will prevent them from freezing in the winter. You may also need to stake them, as Japanese anemone can grow very tall. Unless they have other, larger plants to support them, there is a chance that they'll collapse under the weight of their flowers. Water you plant only when the soil is dry. Once your Japanese anemone have finished blooming for the season, you will need to cut them back to the ground. Cover the leftover crowns with straw to protect them from snow.

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I learn the hard way, unfortunately

I don't just go to class, I test and learn in the field. Because I though I knew better, I figured I could bend the rules.
In fall four years ago I sheet-mulched over a bed full of Agapanthus and Japanese Anemones. I spread a 5 inch layer of compost (two strikes) over newspaper. We'd spread compost (in a one to two inch layer) over a client's soil for years as a sort-of "mulch." What could go wrong?
Although I carefully covered the soil, the Anemone had already reached the bed's perimeter and enmeshed itself amongst the Box edging. I cut down and dug out as much of the Agapanthus as I could before I sheeted

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