Top Tips for Growing Anemone Hupehensis

The name Anemone Hupehensis is derived from the word “wind” in Greek, which makes this plant formally known as the “wind flower”.  In all, more than 120 different perennials grow from tubers and the Anemone Hupehensis is just one of those.  These gorgeous flowers actually grow wild in Japan, throughout Europe, and in North America.  Regardless, they are beautiful and ideal for adding sophistication to a flower garden.

The Anemone Hupehensis is interestingly a perennial herb.  Beneath the ground, rootstock grows and the plant produces deeply cut leaves.  The flowers growing on the plant are truly stunning, with an elongated appearance.  The steams produce one or multiple flowers of white, blue, red, purple, and on occasion, yellow.  However, under each of the flowers are three leaflets that add to the beauty.

In addition, the Anemone Hupehensis bears long fruit, which is usually covered with fine hair.  The hair on the fruit is actually very important in that when the wind blows, it helps with seed propagation.  While there are many popular flowers throughout Japan, the Anemone Hupehensis is one of the most popular.  For one thing, the flowers bloom during the fall, providing gorgeous color and texture when many plants are dormant.

When shopping for the Anemone Hupehensis, you will find variations and hybrids, which are also gorgeous.  However, one in particular called the Buttercup looks much like the Anemone Hupehensis except the flowers are smaller and the yellow blooms more vibrant.  No matter the species you choose, you can be sure that your outdoor landscaping will be enhanced.

Now, it is important to know that while the Anemone Hupehensis has long been used as natural medicine for treating stress and menstrual cramping, this remedy must be prepared carefully by a trained herbalist.  The reason is that the Anemone Hupehensis is poisonous to people.  Therefore, if someone were simply to start messing around the various parts of the plant, it would lead to disaster.

Another interesting fact about the Anemone Hupehensis plant is that the flowers actually bloom in one of three ways.  First, there are flowers that bloom during the spring.  These flowers are tubers or rhizomes.  Second, the flowers bloom in the spring or summer as tuberous Mediterranean.  Third, flowers that bloom during the late summer and early fall months are much larger with fibrous roots.  Because of this, this one plant provides three different looks and experiences.

The best time to plant the Anemone Hupehensis is in the fall.  If you have an existing plant, you would simply separate the tubers when dormant in the summer.  However, if rhizomatous, these would be separated in the springtime.  On the other hand, if the Anemone Hupehensis  has fibrous roots, these would need to be divided in the early part of spring or fall.  In this case, the plant would need to be grown for 12 months allowing it time to establish and mature.

The Anemone Hupehensis needs fertile soil that is well-drained.  You will need to plant in an area where the plant receives mostly sun with some shade.  We also recommend that before you put the plant in the ground, make sure the tubers are soaked overnight.  When ready to plant, you need to place the tubers four inches into the ground while maintaining six inches space in between for spread.  For the best appearance, remove old leaves and clumps should be divided every two years in early spring.
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