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Garden Blog PARC'S | 29 September 2023

Plant of the month October: Autumn anemone (Anemone japonica)

Anemone japonica blooms in the fall and provides a splash of color in the garden.

Plant profile

Botanical name: Anemone japonica
German name: Herbst-Anemone
Family: Ranunculaceae
Flowering time: September to October
Flowers: lavender, pink, white
Foliage: green
Growth habit: perennial, up to 90cm high
Origin: East Asia

Anemone japonica details

While most plants go into hibernation, Anemone japonica shines in full glory and makes for a stunning sight in any garden. The autumn anemone heralds the next round of colorful blooms and enchants with its delicate beauty. Originally, the Anemone japonica comes from East Asia. Due to its adaptable nature, it has become a popular ornamental plant worldwide.

Its flowering period extends from August until late autumn, making it a valuable late bloomer. It also provides food for bees when other sources become scarce. With its brilliant white, pink or lavender petals and distinctive yellow stamen, it draws admiring glances. The lightly nodding flowers stand on sturdy stems above the green foliage, creating an elegant atmosphere perfectly suited to autumn garden conditions.

Anemone japonica is an extremely low-maintenance plant that likes to thrive in a partial shade to sunny location. It prefers a well-drained soil. Be sure to leave enough space between plants, as it likes to spread out. Thus, it covers a generous area in the garden. Regular watering is especially important during dry periods to prolong the flowering period.

Use autumn anemone in the design

Its late blooming season and adaptable nature make Anemone japonica an ideal addition to a variety of garden styles and areas. The delicate blooms make beautiful accents in flower beds. It is especially suitable at the edge of paths. There it provides a gentle transition between different plants. In combination with other autumn bloomers such as autumn chrysanthemums or coneflower, it creates a balance between the bright colors.

In addition, Anemone japonica is suitable for natural gardens. There it seamlessly blends into the more rustic atmosphere. Loosely planted, it creates a natural charm. At the same time, autumn anemone is a valuable food source for bees and butterflies. By integrating the perennial into your garden, you will help promote the insect population and pollination of other plants in the area.

Anemone japonica breathes a little life into any garden and transforms it into a colorful oasis. This gives your own oasis of well-being a very personal touch.

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