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Anemone Planting Instructions

Planting Instructions for Anemone (Japanese anemone):

Bloom Time:  Fall Light:  Full sun to part shade
Soil:  Average to rich, well-drained Moisture: Average, should dry out between watering and doesn't like wet feet
Planting Depth: About 1/2 to 1" below soil, will spread from underground roots Spacing:  24 to 36"

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. If condensation has formed on the inside of the bag, open and let it air out then reclose until you are ready to plants. Plant everything within a few days.

Soil/Location:  Plant your Anemone in full sun to part shade in average to rich, well-draining soil. Avoid areas that may collect water or stay wet for too long.

Moisture:  Anemone is very adaptable to any good soil and is also quite drought tolerant. It likes occasional moisture so long as the soil dries out between watering. Plants tend to wilt when dry but perk up quickly after they are watered but may rot at the crown if they are soaking wet.

Spacing:  Give them some room as they will spread to form a colony, so space 24 to 36" apart.

Depth:  The roots spread horizontally under the ground and should be planted with the crown about 1/2 to 1" below soil level. Mulch lightly after planting.

General Instructions:  Amend your garden with compost or peat humus to enrich or loosen the soil, if needed, however Anemone is very adaptable to any loose, well-draining soil. Mix a couple teaspoons of garden food into the planting hole if desired. After planting you can water in once and then they shouldn't need to be watered again until after they are sprouted and actively growing, and even then they should always dry out between watering.

In time Japanese anemones can grow to form a good sized colony and can be thinned as needed, though sometimes an extra tough winter, at least here in zone 5, can keep them in check from one season to another.

Landscape Uses:  Japanese anemones work great as a perennial accent in the shrub border or with other vigorous or sturdy fall plants such as Asters, sunflowers (Helianthus), ornamental grasses, Sedum, or Aconitum.