Two Japanese Anemones

Pink Japanese anemones at Trentham Gardens

A floral fantasy at Trentham Gardens with Japanese anemones in the foreground and the last few lingering blooms on hollyhocks spires waving in the background. The yellow plant spilling out of the tall obelisk is verbascum.

White Japanese anemone with pink petal reverses

The second Japanese anemone is holding pretty, pink backed flowers, buds and seed heads above mottled foliage, giving an end-of-summer feel.

Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

34 Replies to “Two Japanese Anemones”

  1. I’m in awe of all that’s going on in that end-of-summer image, especially the pink-and-white petals. The flowers in both photos remind me of old china. Surely these have been painted somewhere on teacups!

  2. So lovely and delicate. Believe it or not, I do not recall every having seen these in Maine. I just read about them and discovered they survive in zones 4a to 8. Where we live is zone 5, which means the winters would not be too cold for them. Perhaps they are here, and I just haven’t seen them.

  3. I have these out by our driveway. I bought one little plant from a nursery years ago and planted it out back and every year the dear ate it down to little nubs and it got slightly bigger but never bloomed. So I dug it up and moved it to the front of the house, right next to wear we park the cars and never thought it would do much. Now it’s growing all over and I love that it blooms in late summer after some other things are done. I have the pink variety too, it’s beautiful and the bees love it! I first saw it at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor when I went back to grad school in 2006. Had never seen it before and was entranced because so little was bloomingi n September. Took pictures and asked around back then to find out what it was. Now I see it in lots of public spaces, perhaps because it’s so easy to grow (once you get it away from the deer!)

    1. It sounds like the deer just made it more determined, but I’m glad you rescued it and it rewarded you so well. I enjoy it being late flowering too.

  4. Lovely! I have a new Japanese anemone in bloom that I’m loving — it’s called Cinderella, it’s pink, and it is much shorter than most Japanese anemones. I hope it will spread at the feet of some azaleas.

      1. I do love the tall single ones, though. I have some September Charm growing behind and through a Blue Wave hydrangea. It holds up their stems, and they bloom after it is done.

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