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September Charm Anemone

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An outstanding selection for the mid to late summer garden; branching stems of silvery pink flowers with golden centers are great for cutting; good for a partial shade area; may need mulch in colder winter areas; beautiful when massed or in containers

Characteristics

Species:
x hybrida
Other Species Names:
Japanese Anemone, Windflower
Average Landscape Height:
3 feet (4 feet with the flowers)
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Genus:
Anemone
Cultivar:
September Charm
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Flower Color:
shell pink
Flower Bud Color:
pink
Flower Eye Color:
gold
Flower Form:
buttercup
Flower Period:
from mid to late summer
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

September Charm Anemone has masses of beautiful shell pink buttercup flowers with gold eyes and a hot pink reverse at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer that fade to creamy white over time, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its lobed leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

September Charm Anemone is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

September Charm Anemone will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen! As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

September Charm Anemone is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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