Anemone × hybrida Queen Charlotte Japanese Anemone Zone 5-9
Japanese Anemone are outstanding plants for the late summer and fall garden. The branching stems of poppy-like flowers are superb for cutting. Plants prefer a rich, moist site, spreading to form a large patch. This is a taller selection, featuring very large, semi-double bright-pink blossoms. Good for part shade. Use a winter mulch in colder regions, particularly if planting in the fall. Easily divided in early spring. May need to be staked by late summer.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade (Morning sun and afternoon shade are best).
Soil type: Well drained, clay, winter and spring mulch is beneficial.
Soil PH: Neutral, alkaline or acid
Soil Moisture: Average, moist or wet (not soggy)
Care level: Easy (mulching and staking may be required)
Flower color: Deep pink
Bloom time: Late summer, early fall, mid fall
Foliage Color: Deep Green
Uses and Characteristics: Good accent plant, Deer and Rabbit resistant, Specimen, Cut flower, Container, Massed, Woodland, Waterside.
Flower head size: Large
Height: 80-90 cm (31-35”)
Spread: 60-90 cm (23-35”)
Growth Rate: Medium
Propagation: Divide in spring or take root cuttings in late fall or late winter.
Problems: Tend to spread quickly once established. Can be aggressive creepers forming large patches that can be difficult to eradicate. To enjoy them without worrying about them taking over consider using them as groundcover around or under trees and shrubs instead of expecting them to cohabit peacefully with other perennials in a bed or border.
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