A compact variety of Japanese Anemone, with slightly shorter flower stalks, Anemone hupehensis 'Prinz Heinrich' or 'Prince Henry' produces an abundance of large, semi-double, deep rose pink flowers, with 10-15 narrow overlapping tepals surrounding a central tuft of golden-yellow stamens. The flowers are gracefully carried on wiry stems above the deeply divided, dark green foliage, dancing and swaying in the breeze. Low care and well-behaved, this late summer garden favorite deserves a spot in the fall garden, where its vivid blooms and shorter stature make it a perfect accent or border plant.

  • One of the longest-blooming perennials in the garden, it provides weeks of color, from late summer through fall, when many other perennials are starting to fade.
  • This plant typically grows up to 28 in. tall (70 cm) and spreads via rhizomes to 24-30 in. (60-75 cm).
  • Mixes beautifully with ornamental grasses or any other perennial plants. Well suited for borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens or naturalistic areas such as prairies or meadows.
  • Very attractive as cut flowers, it enjoys a good resistance to most insects and diseases. Attracts butterflies but is deer and rabbit resistant!
  • A full sun or part sun lover, it enjoys rich, humusy, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Do not let the soil dry out! Provide some wind protection. Add winter mulch in cool winter areas. This plant will happily naturalize to form colonies!
  • Salt tolerant
  • Eating may cause stomach upset and skin contact may cause mild irritation.

Native to China, Anemones have been cultivated in Japan for hundreds of years. Growing to 4 feet (120 cm), they produce single, semi-double or double blooms in shades of pink and white on slender, graceful stems in mid-late summer and early fall. Though they may appear delicate, these long-lived perennials can survive with minimal maintenance once they are established. Deer resistant, they are a popular choice for borders or as specimens in home gardens.