HARDY PERENNIALS: ANEMONE

ANEMONE yap. hupehensis splenderis

A. japonica. Under this name are some first rate subjects for flowering in late summer and autumn. They are long lived and trouble free in well drained soil, flowering for weeks on end. In winter they die back to both woody and fibrous roots, which penetrate deeply and from these, increase is made whether left alone, or lifted to use as root cuttings. Old plants however do not divide well and young pot grown stock give best results. A. ‘Profusion’ is one of the dwarfer varieties with small double flowers, but not quite so deeply coloured as A. ‘Bressingham Glow’. Both grow under 2 feet. A. ‘September Charm’, clear single pink and A. ‘Lady Gilmour’ almost double, are a little taller, whilst A. ‘Kriemhilde’ is one of the best taller pinks, reaching 2½-3 feet. The two best whites, with large flowers are A. ‘Louise Uhink’ and A. ‘White Giant’, both attaining 3-4 feet, and both with telling effect. A. lesseri is a charming hybrid with lacy foliage and erect 18 inches stems, carrying soft rose-red flowers in May-June and often again in autumn. It makes very little spread and should be grown in sandy soil. A. Pulsatilla is now correctly Pulsatilla vulgaris the Pasque Flower. It grows with greyish lacy foliage coming as the deep cup shaped flowers open in April. These have a hoary appearance, and can be had in mauve, purple and red shades. They grow from 9-15 inches high and are followed by pretty seed heads. Best grown in dryish soil, situated in sun, and increased only from seed.

ANEMONE yap. hupehensis splenderis

ANEMONE yap. hupehensis splenderis

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