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Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox'

Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox' (Japanese Anemone)

Common Name

Japanese Anemone


Any moist well drained soil with reasonable fertility


Sun or partial shade


2ft - 2.5ft

Action and Timing

Pretty rich pink single flowers darker than most pink forms are borne from August - October

Nursery Notes

Propagate by early spring or autumnal division. Seed can work well but is often unreliably true to type.


Introduced from Hupeh in China around 1908 and is said to be a parent of the stock that the plant collector Robert Fortune introduced from Japan, so in essence it could be argued that the Japanese Anemone is actually from China.....I would not wish to labour the point of view though. It matters not. I actually prefer the delicacy of the single flowered forms myself, but that is a personal preference.

This plant was added to the database on 6th January, 2010.

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