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Herbaceous Perennial

Anemonopsis macrophylla

false anemone

A clump-forming perennial, with dark green leaves. The dainty, nodding, pale purpleflowers are carried well above the leaves on wiry stems in mid- to late summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Anemonopsis are elegant, clump-forming, woodland perennials with ternate leaves and loose sprays of nodding flowers

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Japan

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How to grow

Cultivation

Needs woodland conditions - deep, cool, moist, humus-rich preferably acidic soil, partial shade and shelter from cold, dry winds

Propagation

Carefully divide the thick, fleshy roots in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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