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Japanese Anemone

Postby maryjanej » Apr 23, 2008 12:04 am

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to ask if anyone has had experience with Japanese anemone.
I purchased Whirlwind and started September charm from seed.

I read that they spread by rhizomes would they take over a smaller bed?

How much do they spread?

Should I just plant them more around the edge of the woods where they could spread without disturbing other things.

Thanks
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Postby (old_user)earwig » Apr 23, 2008 5:07 am

I think it may depend on which one you have and your soil conditions as well.

I have a pink one (either Queen Charlotte or Serenade) and although it increases each year, I wouldn't call it invasive.

In fact I want to get the Whirlwind as it is so pretty.
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Postby A Closet Canuck » Apr 23, 2008 9:35 am

I have "September Charm" and "Honorine Jobert" in the front border (part-shade). They slowly form a clump. As Betty said, their rate of growth depends on the soil and the amount of fertilizer. I give them a small sprinkle of bulb fertilizer in the Spring.

Planting them next to a woodland would be lovely but they aren't "invasive" in a garden bed.
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Postby keke » Apr 23, 2008 9:51 am

I find that they can take over a bed if they are allowed to go to seed, especially the "regular" mid-pink singles. The white and the doubles don't seem to do it.

I pot up my "volunteers" and give them to my mother-in-law who sells them at her garden club's spring plant sale.

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Postby murphy » Apr 23, 2008 7:47 pm

I wish I would get some "volunteers"...my plants seem to really struggle...out of the three I planted two years ago..only one of them is really worth the space it takes up....but I do love them and will keep trying to get a nice healthy plant.
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