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Anemonopsis macrophylla

False anemone

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  • Anemonopsis macrophylla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Anemonopsis macrophylla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourLight purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Anemonopsis macrophylla (False anemone). This species is a clump-forming perennial. The leaves are 2-3 ternate, glossy dark green and about 6-10cm long. The flowers are racemes of cup-shaped blooms which are pale purple with an inner rosette of downwards-facing petals giving the impression of a small lotus flower which gives it its Japanese name. These flowers bloom in mid to late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Tuber, Herbaceous

Other common names

renge-shōma

Origin

Japan.

Interest and use

Ornamental.

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  • Anemonopsis macrophylla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You should grow in a deep soil that is moist, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Plants can scorch in very hot sun and they are prone to rotting in very wet weather over the winter.

Propagation

You can sow the seeds in a cold frame or divide plants when dormant.

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