Common Name: Japanese anemone,windflower,
Botanical Name: Anemone hupehensis and A. tomentosa
Form: upright stems from a basal clump
Species: hupehensis, tomentosa
Plant Type: rhizomatous herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 2-2 ½’
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Foliage: dark green serrated leaves in 3 parts
Flowers: August to October, flower stems rise well above the foliage to 30”, 5-7 showy, rounded, fragrant, white pinkish-white to pale rose-mauve tepals (modified petals) surround a green 'button' centre, which is surrounded by a ring of yellow stamens.
Exposure: full sun to part shade, best in part shade
Soil: moist soil with good drainage best
Uses: borders, cottage gardens, woodlands, butterflies, deer, rabbit resistant, seaside
Propagation: division, root cuttings
Pruning: cut flowering stems back to their base after flowering
Problems: may need staking, mildews, caterpillars, rust, Septoria leaf spot, poisonous if ingested, forms colonies
Flowering period last for three months from August through October. Elegant stems topped with simple flowers, 2 to 3 inch wide, that rise well above the foliage. Prefers moist soil and doesn't like to dry out. Naturalizes by rhizomes spreading underground. Colonies will spread faster if dug up and disturbed. Can become aggressive. Divide in early spring or after flowering. Salt resistant. Eating may cause stomach upset if ingested. Might cause mild skin irritation when touched.