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Japanese Anemone

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ricky101, Jun 12, 2022.

  1. ricky101

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    Hi,

    Been to a couple of garden centers today but neither had any of these in stock.

    As they seem not to be that popular, wonder if they are not a good plant to grow ?
    We were looking for something to give late colour with some height to a semi shaded border.

    Looking online there are still some for sale as potted plants, but they are in small 8cm pots so wonder if they are likey to flower this year ?

    Does anyone know of a good mail order supplier of decent sized plants ?

    Gather they grow from rhizomes and should be put into large pots to stop them being invasive.
     
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    I've got 3 or 4 generally older varieties like "Honorine Jobert" white and "Hadspen Abundance" pink and I've found that they can be a problem after a few years starting to spread and pop up a couple of feet away, can be difficult to eradicate as they grew from roots left in the ground and they are deep rooting. I would like the flowers to last longer and down here in Devon they are pretty much evergreen. I have moved two them into a rougher shady area under some pine and cupressus trees and they are settling in there and can be mown down if necessary.
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      I used to have some but eventually I got rid of them, they did spread but if you like them its not really a problem, well in a garden like mine it isn't.:biggrin:
      Not sure they would fit in well in a super tidy garden though after a few years.
       
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        I've got 'Elfin swan' which looked great with bright white flowers in the container, in my chalky soil it changed to the same colour as my other invasive ones, an insipid lilac colour. It's not a bad idea to consider keeping in a pot sunk in the border, I might try potting some up and see if they behave themselves.
         
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          Thanks all, sounds like its not the great plant they make it out to be, think we need to look for something better to fill in that late summer gap in this smallish semi shaded border, eg some taller Fuchsias etc.
           
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          Japanese Anemone

          the name sounds great lol ,,, take a good year or two to settle in as well ... thinking about it they dont produce that much flower ... mine was a gift from a friend so I am loathed to take out as the annual visit first thing she checks in the garden ...
           
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