Growing anemone japonica in your garden can give you a refreshing change from daisies and other popular fall flowers. The anemone japonica is also known as the Japanese Wind Flower. These flowers are a great way to add more color to your flower garden during the fall months when other flowers are no longer in bloom.
The anemone japonica grows in clusters of white and pink flowers that are approximately 2 to 3 inches in diameter. In addition to their beauty, these delicate flowers are very popular with home gardeners because of the time of year that they blossom. These flowers come into bloom in late summer and early fall. The anemone japonica will grow to a height of 2 to 4 feet, which make them a wonderful choice for borders in your autumn flower garden.
One of the most popular types of anemone japonica flower is a variety known as Honorine Jobert, which is a large, white flower. This variety was discovered by a cultivator in about 1850, and was really a mutation of the root from a hybrid.
Like most types of flowers, the anemone japonica needs to be planted in an appropriate location to grow healthy and beautiful. Unlike many other varieties, this flower will do best when planted in partial shade, such as under large trees. You will want to plant these flowers in a location where they will get a lot of sun during the morning hours, but will be protected from the harsh heat during the afternoon. It is also important that they not be in a location that gets a lot of wind, as this tends to dry these flowers out. One of the best places to plant these flowers is on the east side of a house or building.
Growing the anemone japonica will also require a rich and moist soil, so before planting these flowers you will want to prepare a bed by adding compost, as well as topsoil if your soil is too sandy or has too much clay in it. In addition to this, these flowers will do best when the soil is slightly acidic.
Some of the problems that you may be up against when growing anemone japonica include the fact that they have very poor draught tolerance, which means that you will have to ensure that they are watered on a regular basis. These flowers are also very sensitive to colder temperatures so they may not be the best choice if you live in a region where the temperatures drop quickly in the fall.
Another problem that will become apparent soon after you have planted your anemone japonica flowers is that they are not easy to establish and often take some time. Once these fall flowers are established, you’ll find that they are really some of the most beautiful flowers in your garden. They will spread easily, which will help to cultivate more flowers. It is best to spread these flowers in the springtime.
Like most other variety of flowers, you will want to be careful that the anemone japonica does not develop disease or become infested with pests. In most cases, the usual precautions against this are enough to ensure the health of your flowers.
There is no doubt that if you are bored with the usual fall flowers in your garden, the anemone japonica is a great choice, they will add more color and interest to your collection of fall flowers, not to mention beauty.
Anemone japonica flowers are available from most nurseries around the country, and are easy to introduce to an already established garden.