Anemone

Anemone x hybrida 'Serenade'

Anemone x hybrida 'Serenade'

Anemone

Japanese anemone

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Height: 70-120cm
  • Foliage: deciduous
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

Japanese anemones are valuable plants for late summer and autumn. Its blooms bring wonderful, soft colours to the garden. They are easy, dependable and don’t need staking.

Varieties

There are many good varieties. Anemone x hybrida ‘Queen Charlotte’, also known as Königin Charlotte’, produces masses of pale-pink, semi-double flowers on tall stems above dark, green leaves. Grows to  1-1.50 m. Smaller at 70-80 cm, Anemone hupehensis ‘Prinz Heinrich’ bears pinkish-purple, semi-double flowers with divided green leaves.

For white-flowering choose Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine  Jobert’. This hugely popular Japanese anemone has white single flowers with a conspicuous golden-yellow centre. It grows to 1m tall. Great choice for lightening up a partially, shady corner of the garden. ‘Wild Swan’ has beautiful white flowers with a blue reverse

Anemone hupehensis Prinz Heinrich, Anemone Wild Swan
Anemone hup. ‘Prinz Heinrich’              Anemone ‘Wild Swan’

Pruning

Pruning Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida / Anemone hupehensis). Cut back the faded flower stems in late autumn. Remove old, dead leaves in early spring.

Plant combination

Japanese anemones will look great with a range partners such as  Agastache, Aconitum , Stonecrop, Ornamental grasses and Geraniums. Especially blue-flowering Geranium ‘Rozanne’ contrasts beautifully with Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’.


Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’