Japanese anemones are a late summer flowering perennial. They have saucer like flowers in shades of pink, white and cream and many varieties offered for sale are tall, 75cms plus ideal for planting towards the back of a boarder. Once established Japanese anemones are easy to grow and maintenance free. Their leaves are almost silky in appearance and they are long flowering from August through to October
Despite being on the tall side, Japanese anemones do not need staking unless grown in a particularly exposed spot. Not unsurprisingly its common name is windflower. They require no pruning, and it is not even necessary (although it may be preferable from the aesthetic point of view,) to deadhead them. Japanese anemones are a low maintenance plant and tagged green wheelbarrow.