Japanese anemone is reckoned the crowning glory of the garden. It bears flowers that personify aestheticism. This plant has a celestial aura that plumps up the garden foliage with variegated colors. The little flowers adorned by the plant look like stars that emit the light of extravagant beauty.
- The term Anemone is derived from the Greek word anemos, which means wind. Hence, this plant is also known as windflower.
- With respect to plant taxonomy, it is called Anemone X Hybrida.
- The Anemone clan has its aboriginal roots in China, which gradually spread to North America and Japan.
- Some of the most popular and well-known flowering plants out of the 120 species are Snowdrop windflower, Narcissus Anemone, Buttercup anemone, and Pasque flower.
- The species mentioned are in close relation to the Japanese Anemone. There have been occasions where these names have been interchangeably used to denote the Japanese Anemone.
- The perennials predominantly bear pink, white, and blue flowers.
- This is an easy-to-grow perennial.
- Partially-shaded areas are best for their growth. This will aid them to garner the morning dew and sunshine rich in essential nutrients. If exposed to heavy sunlight, they may have a faded color. If in full shade, they will bear few flowers, but deep colored.
- These plants can thrive in acidic as well as alkaline soil. Adding organic fertilizers to the soil will make them healthier.
- Spring or early autumn is the best time to grow these plants.
- These plants also possess some medicinal properties that help in reducing cramps, regulating menstrual cycles, and managing depression.
- Choose plants that look healthy and have buds.
- Plant them in partial light for an optimized growth and color pattern.
- Before planting these, ensure that the soil drainage is good.
- The next step is to add organic seaweed fertilizers to the flower pot.
- Place the plants in the flower pot at a considerable height.
- Position each of them 10 to 20 inches away from one another.
- Water the plant adequately. Excessive watering may lead to adverse effects on the plant.
- A diligent watering timetable will be very helpful for the development of the plant.
- Mulch around the plant by adding organic compost to the pot during spring.
- Get rid of old and dry foliage before new leaves shoot up. This would give a neat appearance to the plant.
- For a bumper growth, chop the foliage in autumn. The plant will be fit and upright by spring.