Japanese Anemones

Anemone hupehensis

(Japanese Anemone)

White, pale pink, pink… and a yellow-green centre…

Japanese Anemones are those beautiful pastel colours reminiscent of the spring cherry blossom. Yet in German they are called “Herbstanemonen” – Autumn Anemones. Quite fitting as, even now – at the beginning of August, there is a hint of autumn in the air… Do you feel it too?

The buds have been bursting to bloom for a couple of weeks now, and last week they finally started to open.

In the uncultivated part of our garden someone once planted these anemones. Despite weeds, saplings, tall grass and a dry sunny position, they thrived, surviving many years of neglect before our arrival.

So they must be pretty tough plants… their fragile appearance is deceptive!