Anemones are fantastic Autumn flowers with their round, saucer shaped flowers on tall stems. Anemone hyb. 'Andrea Atkinson' has white, single to semi-double flowers 6cm wide with a yellow centre. Petals can also have a green and pink tint on the outside making this one particularly pretty.
Anemones are great on their own but also go well with Aster, Fuchsia, Hydrangea, Geranium and Crocosmia.
Height and spread: 60 to 90 cm Height, 45 to 75 cm Spread
Common name: Japanese Anemone or Windflower
Position in the garden: Full sun, partial shade
Soil type: Any well drained soil, not too dry.
Flowering period: August to October
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Goes well with:
Flowers - Actaea simplex ‘James Compton’ (bugbane), Foeniculum vulgate ‘Purpureum’ (bronze fennel)
Grasses - Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ (tufted hair grass)
Care of Anemone x hybrida Andrea Atkinson:
Cut back dead stalks and leaves in March before growth resumes. A generous mulch of well rotted manure added around the base of the plants in Spring will ensure strong growth and spread. Large clumps can be divided and moved in early Spring but avoid moving single plants as they do not like root disturbance.
Pollen and nectar source for bees and hoverflies, nectar source for butterflies.