via carmelitesnottinghillJust as the last of the summer perennials begin to fade, Japanese Anemone makes its debut, taking center stage. A long lived plant, its tall slender stems hold flower heads high above the foliage giving not only color and texture to the fading perennial border but also excellent cut flowers, well into November.
Starting out as a low dense mass of what has been described as a grape leaf shape....which makes for a great early summer ground cover....they give way in mid summer to tall flower spikes, eventually blooming into a beautiful yellow centered petaled flower. Similar in silhouette to the annual Cosmos.....another favorite of mine.
Produced in the white to deep pink colorway, I of course prefer the white "Honorine Jobert" as a classic.
Come autumn they make a great accompaniment when planted with Annabelle hydrangea and her chartreuse fall color as well as the ornamental Pennisetum grasses, extending the flowering season.
Leaving the seed heads to their own demise, the Japanese Anemone will add interest to the winter landscape as well.
|Zone||4 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Early Fall - Early Winter|
|Plant Height||3 ft - 4 ft|
|Plant Width||12 in - 18 in|
|Bloom Size||2 in - 3 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants, Flower|
|Bloom Color||White, Yellow|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
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