Botanical Name: Anemone x hybrida
Common Name: Japanese Anemone  
Plant photo of: Anemone x hybrida
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Water Saving Tip:

Change spray sprinklers to low-flow bubbler or drip systems. Shrubs and trees are ideal candidates for this type of irrigation because the water is applied directly to the root zones.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Pink, Yellow, White


Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Medium, High


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Linda Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

Japanese anemone are a long-lived, fibrous-rooted perennial with lovely single or multi-petaled flowers in late summer to early fall, depending on the cultivar. Its habit is upright, with the flowers appearing on long stems held over the foliage. Foliage is green, a little crinkly, and lobed. Flower colors include white, pink, and rose. Once established, it spreads as long as the roots remain undisturbed. Nice in shady perennial or shrub borders; a lovely cut flower. Grows about 2 to 4 feet tall, and about half as wide (depending on the cultivar) but it will spread with time.
Grow in well drained, loamy soils in part to full shade. Though it requires more moisture than A. tomentosa, the soil shouldn't be wet and does need to be well draining to avoid the crown rotting. Resistant to deer and rabbits, but attractive to butterflies.