Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Anemone-Grapeleaf|
Mauve-pink flowers are produced on well-branched stalks held about 2 ft. above the attractive, dark green foliage. The leaves are lobed rather than divided like the hybrids, and are woolly grey-green underneath.
'Robustissima' is an excellent choice for colder climates with shorter growing seasons. It is hardier than other hybrids, to zone 3, and blooms earlier, peaking in August and September here in Michigan.
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Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
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Consistent water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
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Japanese Anenomes are easy to grow when properly sited. In cooler climates, they can be grown in full sun if a consistant supply of moisture is available. In warmer zones, they need protection from the hot, midday sun; dappled shade is ideal. Plant them in rich, loose, well-drained soil. Dry or excessively wet soil and windy conditions are a sure downfall of this plant. This species spreads by means of creeping rhizomes, and many new plants will appear near the original clump in the spring. They are easily transplanted if they show up where they are not wanted. This should be done in the spring. Make sure to provide a heavy mulch in the fall the first two seasons to prevent frost heaving.
Anemones used to be called "windflowers."