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.
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!
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.
Divide in early spring or autumn, plant into a container for a year before planting out in spring.
Flowers bloom in autumn
Attracts useful insects
Temperate to cold.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Susceptible to damage from slugs and caterpillars and leaf spot and powdery mildew.