Japanese anemone -

Japanese anemone, iconic late summer and autumn flowers….

The Japanese Anemone is one of the most beloved late summer flowers, especially in partial shade. Its open flamboyant flowers sway at the top of the long stems. She is easy to grow in the garden, and formidably vigorous when enjoyed in the garden. LAnemone hupehensis is not at all risky if it is only too high humidity or too hot direct exposure. Once installed, you will keep it for life. Japanese anemone - also said Japanese anemone, is very floriferous, and it is an ideal perennial plant to conserve vegetation in the garden of low season, a star of autumn gardens, nature gardens, English gardens .
There are many varieties of Japanese anemone (Anemone hupehensis) with flowers that are always light but whose size varies between 5 and 10 cm in diameter and high from 0.5 to 1.2 m ... Very tolerant with regard to the soil - rich, humus, fresh, light but above all well-drained and not calcareous, you can for sure be able to add it to your garden, but don't be impatient, Japanese Anemones sometimes take a few years to settle and flower . It may take 2 years to achieve optimum development. But thereafter, the more the years pass, the more the Japanese anemones will be flowering!

Botanical name:

• Anemone X hupehensis

Plant info:

• Cycle: Perennial
• Foliage: Persistent
• Hardiness: Hardy -18 ° C
• Family: Ranunculaceae - ranunculaceae
• Harbor : Erect and flexible
• Exhibition: Sun or partial shade
• Ground : Drained and non-limestone soil
• Sowing: difficult
• Plantation: Spring and Fall
• Cutting: of roots in autumn
• Division: in spring
• Flowering: August to October
• Fruiting: no
• Rooting: Roots
• Cultivation area: From zone 7, see France hardiness map Quebec hardiness map
• Origin: Asia - Japan
• Honey plant: Little
• Edible plant: No
• Poisonous Plant:


• Very abundant flowering once well established
• Aesthetic perennial foliage

What advantages in the garden:

• Natural aesthetics.
• Very generous flowering.
• Good development in the garden
• Easy in the garden
• Erect and supple habit

What exhibition for the Anemones of Japan?

• Sun (beware of too hot rays)
• partial shade

What soil?

• Any drained soil, rather fertile and not calcareous

Method of multiplication?

• Root cutting, Division

When to cut the Japanese anemone?

• Late summer / early fall, September and October

How to cut?

Japanese Anemones can be propagated to obtain additional plants by root cuttings. This is an operation to be performed in the fall, by removing the roots that have developed around the perimeter of the tuft.

, shear in two or three parts and plant these pieces in a terrine of sandy compost seedlings. Put everything to rest in a dry place. Watch and if it's too dry, water a little. Repot the cuttings the following spring in a bucket in potting soil before replanting them in the ground. Count on average, one to two years before the first flowering appears.

In autumn :

• Take a nice portion of roots 10 cm wide
• Divide it into 2 or 3 equal parts.
• Prepare a box of a mixture of soil and sand.
• Place the 3 root divisions there.
• And place in a dry place.
• But keep everything slightly (barely) damp until spring

In the following spring:

• At the end of March, beginning of April, place each division in a nice bucket filled with potting soil.

In the following fall:

• Replant in the ground.
• Usually new Japanese anemone plants will take 2 years to start flowering.

When to Divide?

In early spring, in March-April.

How to divide?

It’s a very easy operation….

• Divide clumps of plants well established for at least 3 years in the garden.
• With a spade fork, divide the main stump into 3 to 5 parts
• Immediately replant in the ground at a distance of 30 cm.
• One to two years will be necessary before the first flowering.

When to plant Japanese anemone?

• In spring or fall.

How to plant?

• Work the soil halfway up to a spade height depending on the size of the Japanese anemone foot.
• Amend the sand soil to improve the drainage power.
• Place the plants delivered in containers or your cuttings.
• Space plants well according to the size of adult plants, up to 1 meter spacing for larger plants.
• Recap and tamp.
• Water generously.
• If you are concerned that the anemones will become too invasive over the years, do not hesitate to limit its development by constraining the roots with a large buried pot.

Culture in pots?

• In a large pot (40 cm minimum),
• Add clay balls,
• Fill with a 2/3 potting mix and 1/3 sand.
• Place several anemone plants.
• Top up with the soil / sand mixture.
• Water generously

Interview :

• Remove faded flowers as the flower season progresses to stimulate new production.
• It is sometimes necessary to stake the larger anemones which can break in windy conditions.
• Japanese anemones are not subject to serious attacks from typical diseases: rust, mildew or smut ...
• Bring a little mature compost every 2 years to place on the surface of the anemone stems.

Flowering of Japanese anemones:

• From August to October


• An. Jap. Hadspen Abundance: it bears, on solid floral stems, raspberry-pink flowers pearly of light pink, forming unreal reliefs.
• An. Reine Charlotte: with pale pink double flowers, 1.00 m high.
• An. Jap. Whirlwind : anemone with daisy flower, 1.20 m high.
An. Jap. Bressingham Glow: One of the smallest variety of anemone in Japan at 0.50m tall. It produces slightly crumpled purple flowers.

What to plant with?

Japanese anemones can be used in beds to light, to give movement, to bring color….

• Plants Japanese anemones with astrances, perennial geraniums, asters, autumn daisies, astilbes, or even gauras

Use :

ATa garden: In a free and natural garden, in a massif ...
• Without garden:
In large pot / Planter.

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Quick sheet:


Native to the Mediterranean basin, the anemone belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. It takes its name from the Greek word 'anemone' for the wind. It is particularly appreciated by gardeners for its fine and delicate flower. The best known is undoubtedly the so-called florist anemone, anemone coronaria, as well as the Japanese anemone, anemone japonica.

Theanemone comes in more than 120 species and in a variety of aspects. Among these many species there are two varieties: the spring flowering one and the fall flowering one. From white to mauve, passing through all shades of pink and red, their flowers also take various forms depending on the species.

  • Scientific name : Anemone
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Varieties: Anemone coronaria, Anemone blanda, Anemone japonica
  • Flower color:White flowers, Blue flowers, Pink flowers, Red flowers, Purple flowers
  • Plantation:Planting in March, Planting in April, Planting in May, Planting in September, Planting in October
  • Exhibition:Sun, Part shade
  • Soil type: Well drained, Light, Rich in humus, Deep
  • Use :In pots, In rockery, In undergrowth
  • Flowering:Flowering in March, Flowering in April, Flowering in May, Flowering in August, Flowering in September, Flowering in October
  • Foliage:Lapsed
  • Watering: Moderate
  • Longevity: Bulb, Perennial
  • Height: 5 cm - 1 m
  • Medicinal virtues: Poisonous plant if swallowed
  • Symbolic: The anemone symbolizes abandonment or renewal.

Planting is done in autumn or spring. Bury the tubers 5 to 8 centimeters deep.
The soil in your garden should be moist, rich, drained, and not calcareous.
The exposure must be sunny or partially shaded, sheltered from the wind. Avoid due south which can burn the foliage.
There is a little maintenance to be expected. The Japanese Anemone is very hardy and tolerates winter temperatures in the order of -25 ° C.
Remove faded flowers to limit spontaneous seedlings. Cut back the clumps at the beginning of winter.
Water the base well when planting and install a mulch to preserve the freshness and humidity of the soil.
Be careful, it dreads soggy soils in winter.

Flowering appears from late summer to fall. It is composed of solitary starry flowers, in a flared cup. Colors vary in various shades of pink, red and white.

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Other species of Anemone present on the site:

Mainly cultivated in beds and beds, Japanese anemone associates favorably with pink bergenia and periwinkle.

The Japanese anemone comes in Anemone x hybrida 'White giant with white tepals shaded with green on the reverse, Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' with simple white flowers tinged with pink on the back and golden yellow stamens, Anemone x hybrida 'Profusion' with semi-double pink flowers, Anemone x hybrida 'Max Vogel' with single pink flowers fading over time.

There are 120 species of the genus Anemone among which we quote the bulbous anemone (Anemone blanda) spring-like perennial (10-15cm) with dark green leaves with 3 finely cut leaflets and solitary flowers in flat cup bearing 10 to 15 white, dark blue or pink tepals, Anemone x fulgens, tuberose (30cm) with scarlet flowers in spring.

White Japanese Anemone (Good Friday Flower) - Anemona hupehensis 'Honorine Jobert'

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An essential perennial for autumn scenes, the Japanese anemone is highly coveted for its splendid bloom.

Since these are fairly large perennials that regenerate their vegetation every year, growing in pots is quite complicated. Instead, plant them in the ground or at the bottom of a massif where they will give depth and beautiful fall colors. Very rustic, they easily withstand temperatures that can reach -20 ° C!

Since these are quite large perennials that regenerate their vegetation every year, growing it remains quite complicated in pots. Plant them rather in the ground or at the bottom of a massif where they will give depth and beautiful fall colors. Very hardy, they easily withstand temperatures down to -20 ° C! ot

Mi-Ombre exhibition
Sun Height 30 to 80 cm Limestone Soil Color White Flowering Fall
Winter Hardiness Frost resistant Persistence Loses its foliage

How do you take care of the Japanese anemone?

The Japanese anemone doesn't really require maintenance. You just need to remove the faded flowers as you go in order to stimulate the appearance of new flowers. Water it regularly for its good development. Mulch the stumps in winter to protect them from the cold. The Japanese anemone is prone to powdery mildew and mildew when temperatures drop, so keep the humidity away.

The anemone can become invasive as it tends to seed itself, but it is very easy to limit its development.

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