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03/08/2008


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JAPANESE ANEMONE

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!

8 comments:

Gillian L. said...

It's a beautiful flower and reminds me very much of the flowers on a clematis I have. I am going to add into my next years "Wish List" for new plants for my garden. Thanks for sharing!

Gillian

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a splendid flower...and the hollyhock as well. Lucky you!

Marie said...

Funny, I took a picture of pink Japanese anemones just this afternoon, in a garden that was planted last week. They are lovely.

Barb said...

I've never heard of this flower, your photograph is lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

Sal said...

They are such gorgeous flowers ;-)

Simone said...

That is such a striking photo Louise. You are very lucky that your plant has babies!

Lavinia said...

I really like the delicate hue.

Plenty of space, I unfortunately don't have....

You are blessed to have it!

Rhondi said...

I love anemones. When I lived in Canda we had one that bloomed in the early spring. It was smaller than the normal Japanese anemones and had a white flower. My anemones aren't blooming yet. My favorite is the white one, Honorine Jobert. I have yet to see it bloom because last year the deer ate all the buds!
Rhondi xo