Chinese Anemone

Anemone hupehensis

Japanese Windflower

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A close up of some pink Anemone hupehensis flowers
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Anemone hupehensis is a perennial species in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. It is commonly known by the names Chinese Anemone and Japanese Windflower. It is grown for the succession of flowers in late summer and autumn, which look elegant at every stage, whether tight bud, long-lasting flower or neatly spherical seed head. The flowers are also grown for the cut flower industry.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Flowers can be picked for the vase, pick only once most of the flowers on the stem have fully opened, but before the pollen has started to shed. The seedpods make interesting addition in floral arrangements too!

Propagation

Seed

Plants self seed well, seeds can also be sown into trays as soon as seed are ripe, rub the woolly coatings off with some course sand, they are slow and erratic to germinate.

Division

Divide in early spring or autumn, plant into a container for a year before planting out in spring.

Special features

Autumn colour

Flowers bloom in autumn

Attracts useful insects

Attract bees

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Aisia, China.

Natural climate

Temperate to cold.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Ranunculaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

Scent

None

Problems

Susceptible to damage from slugs and caterpillars and leaf spot and powdery mildew.
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