Monday, September 5, 2011

September Blooms: Anemone Japonica

Our feature on September blooms continues:

Anemone Japonica (windflower) zones 5-8

A fall blooming Anemone (often confused with the spring blooming and summer blooming type) with single cupped flowers that stand above the foliage. Flowers are in pink or white. Performs best in the shade.

Although Anemone Japonica is NOT deer resistant, we think everyone should plant these delicate fall-blooming beauties. If you don't have a protected area, then spray the buds and flowers with a deer repellent like Deer Defeat.

Fall blooming shade plants are hard to come by, so we think the extra effort is well worth the abundance of late blooms.

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