With one of the longest-blooming seasons, up to 6-8 weeks, Japanese Anemones add brilliant color in the landscape when many other perennials are starting to fade. Well suited for borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens or naturalized areas such as prairies or meadows, these fabulous perennial plants put on a spectacular show in the late summer garden and persist to contribute to the crescendo of fall.
- Native to China, Anemones have been cultivated in Japan for hundreds of years. They consist of the species Anemone hupehensis, Anemone hybrida, Anemone tomentosa and Anemone vitifolia, as well as their subspecies and cultivars. Most of current cultivars are attributed to Anemone hupehensis and Anemone hybrida.
- Floating above the border, they produce masses of 2- to 3-inch flowers that are held on slender, graceful stems and sway delicately in the breeze. Flower colors range from snow white to dark pink and purple. They may be single (with 4-6 broad tepals), semi-double or double with 30 or more tepals.
- Elegant at every stage, from tight buds to neat spherical seedheads, they send up flowers in succession, week after week, and are worthy of prominent placement in the garden.
- There is a wide range of companion plants that will bring out the best qualities of your Japanese Anemones and share their space with a serene balance. Make sure you select any ornamental grasses, perennials, annuals or shrubs that have the same growing requirements as your Anemones.
- Lacking inspiration? Find pretty garden ideas with Japanese Anemones.