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29/09/2013 at 18:49

I am a newbie gardener, and I have seen these all over the place and want to get some, but I don't know what they are called. Can anyone help?

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29/09/2013 at 18:51

they're Japanese anemones. Lovely but get a bit out of hand.

29/09/2013 at 18:53

Japanese or autumn flowering  anemone. They come in white or pink. Most gardencentres have them at the moment, unless its white swan, which nobody hs due to excessive demand, (and verdun seems to  have the only one doing well.)

29/09/2013 at 19:07

Cheers guys

29/09/2013 at 21:08

The one there is probably A.j. Honorine de Joubert.

Do be careful, I have been trying to get rid of them from one bed for 5 years now and despite weed kiiler every time it shows a leaf, I noticed today that the dratted stuff has grown again.

29/09/2013 at 22:56

Fidget....got 3  

I think  Berghill's warning is wise.  Never, ever should Japanese anemones be planted in a border.  If you must have them choose a place where their invasion can be controlled.....ideally on the moon

29/09/2013 at 23:16

Next door has a clump of pink jap anemones that is pretty indestructible. 10 years of the dogs bashing it down didn't kill it. I took a clump off it three years ago, thinking if they were moving , the new neighbours might dig it up.  It has just flowered for me for the first time.  The original clump, now there are no dogs, is magnificent.

I had bought several  different types in pots and planted them and lost them. They seem to be happy in the clay next door, but not in my sand.

29/09/2013 at 23:40

OK, I doubt I would want to ever get rid of it, but i will make sure it doesn't spread t my neighbours, thanks for the warning!

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