The three main species of Japanese Anemone come from China and not Japan. This is a great plant for late summer/autumn colour. Beautiful flowers are borne on tall stems and once established this plant will need plenty of room, width and height.
For a couple of years now I have been meaning to move my two plants, a job which just doesn't ever get done. I really must get around to it this Autumn, as although the plants are happy enough where they are, they are not blissfully happy. The aspect is good, in semi-shade, but the soil just isn't damp enough, which leads to many of their outer leaves to flop and frizzle up.
Every so often a seedling will appear around the adult plant, which means I am able to make a new plant for free, which makes me happy!