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Anenome huehensis, or japanese anenome, is a herbaceous perennial clumping plant that has tall stems of single or semi double flowers of white or pink, with contrasting yellow centres. They flower is summer to autumn, and the flowers are good cut flowers. They make a delightful garden plant for naturalising in the garden, with masses of flowers that dance in the breeze.
Anenomes prefer a semi shaded to full sun postion with moist soil. They can self seed in the garden. They are an easy care plant, and are troubled by few pests and diseases unless under stress from very wet conditions or drought.
Propagation is by division of the clump, or by seed, which should be planted fresh. The seed can be slow to germinate.
There are hybrid forms of hupehensis which are deservedly popular garden plants which are also worth seeking out.
Flower colour: white, pink
Flowering season: summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.7 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 4.5-6.0
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertilser.