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01/11/2013 at 11:20

Can you grow Japanese anemone from seed?

01/11/2013 at 11:56

Never tried, have always found that they 'take' quite easily from splitting congested clumps, J.

01/11/2013 at 12:11

Since they self seeded all over my garden, then the answer must be yes. BUT why on earth would you want to? And the seedling ones are not as good as the named bought ones either.

01/11/2013 at 13:12

Only because I just have the one. However if they self seed I won't bother. Thanks!

01/11/2013 at 14:17


Root cuttings is a good propagation method, then you get more of what you started with

01/11/2013 at 16:38

Lulu, they spread vigorously.  You will be able to dig up numerous pieces in a couple of years.  Think Berghill is right......divided pieces will come true but seedlings ( not been aware they seed very easily though) could be hit n miss in quality.  And take longer.

01/11/2013 at 16:52
01/11/2013 at 17:03

Hate to say it, but the only way you can get  A, leveillei to gorw from seed is if you can get fresh from a plant.

ALL Anemones have much the same ptroblem, the seed has only a short viability span. For example I have one, A, rivularis. Unless you remove the seed when it is still green and sow straight away, nothing grows.

01/11/2013 at 17:28

Can't grow the bloody stuff for toffee here

01/11/2013 at 17:31

Emma!  Language.  Gentlemen here     You're prob lucky ......they can and do, eventually, take over 

01/11/2013 at 18:47

ooops sorry 

01/11/2013 at 21:51

I thought I read somewhere that JA don't like to be disturbed so wouldn't taking a root cutting jeopardise the plant? Or might I have been reading about some other plant?

01/11/2013 at 22:50

Heard that too clk but I've never had a problem with propagating jap anemones.  I've always done it by digging up rooted suckers.  Luckily, I now have eradicated all jap anemones from my garden. 


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