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Japanese Anemone are outstanding plants for the late summer and fall garden featuring lovely poppy-like flowers. This selection is from the Pretty Lady™ series and features large, double light-pink flowers up to 2″ across over a compact habit unlike other hupehensis varieties. Plants prefer a rich, moist soil and will not tolerate long periods of dryness. In very warm climates provide more shade. Superb for cutting. From Blooms of Bressingham® by way of Mr. Yoshihiro Kanazawa, Japan.

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun to Part Shade (Morning sun and afternoon shade are best).

Soil type:  Well drained, clay, summer mulch is beneficial.

Soil PH:  Neutral, alkaline or acid

Soil Moisture:  Average, moist or wet (not soggy)

Care level:  Easy

Flower color: Light pink

Bloom time:  Late summer, early 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:  Medium

Height:  30-40 cm (12-16 “)

Spread:  50-60 cm (20-23”)

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.  

Anemone hupehensis ‘Pretty Lady Emily’ Japanese Anemone Zone 5-9