The Anemone hupehensis or Japanese is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to Asia. It has fairly large leaves, light green in color, thick and shiny, which constitute low dense bushes, at the end of summer erect, fairly thin and little branching stems rise from the bushes of leaves, which bear numerous flowers with yellow center or white and 5-6 wide petals, of all shades from white to deep pink; the stems are 50-60 cm tall. In autumn, with the arrival of cold, the plant loses the aerial part, which will return the following spring. This plant, which is very easy to cultivate, generally tends to widen a lot, flowering more abundantly starting from the second year after planting; the anemones Japanese are not very long-lived, but tend to make new shoots, and non-hybrids tend to self-seed easily; for vigorous growth it is good to cut the plant at the base after the flowers have withered.
The specimens of this genus, also known as anemones in autumn, they develop at their best in sunny positions, even if they do not disdain the partial shade, especially in the warm periods of the year when too high temperatures and direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day can also cause problems severe to anenoma hupehensis. In order not to see the flower stems ruined, it is good to put them away from the winds.
The plants of Japanese anemone they do not particularly fear the cold and can be grown outside.
The specimens of autumn anemones do not need excessive watering, and bear short periods of drought without any problem; usually they are satisfied with the rains but it is good to water when you are in the presence of particularly dry periods, during the vegetative season, from March to October; in winter the plant is in vegetative rest and therefore it is not necessary to water it.
In spring provide the plants with Japanese anemone slow release granular fertilizer for flowering plants so as to have a more luxuriant and lasting flowering.
Japanese anemones, also called A. hupehensis, prefer rich and well-drained, very loose and soft soils, but they bloom in abundance and develop vigorously even in less than optimal conditions, in dry and poorly nourished soils. Before planting them, it is advisable to work the soil and mix well-matured manure and soft soil.
Check that the substrate allows proper drainage, so that the formation of water stagnation is avoided.
the anemone tufts are easily divided in spring or autumn, to obtain new plants to be planted directly. Non-hybrid varieties can also be propagated by seed, in late summer; the young plants will be placed at home after at least a year since they have germinated, to prevent the winter from ruining them when they are still too delicate; if desired it is possible to sow directly at the beginning of spring, the flowers will bloom the following spring. In any case, before sowing it is good to keep the small seeds in the refrigerator for 5-6 weeks.
Japanese Anemone, Autumn Anemone - Anemone hupehensis: Pests and diseases
hardly the specimens of Anemone hupehensis are attacked by pests or diseases having a rather rustic and resistant character.