Königin Charlotte Japanese Anemone Plants
Anemone x hybridaPot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
- Colour: Rose pink
- Flowering: Aug-Oct
- Foliage: Dark green
- Height: 1.5m
- Spread: 60cm
- Spacing: 60cm
- Position: Sun, partial shade
- Soil: Loam, chalk, clay, moist, well-drained
- Awards: RHS AGM
Anemone x hybrida Königin / Queen Charlotte
For late summer and early autumn colour, you really can't beat Anemone x hybrida Queen Charlotte. More commonly known as the Japanese anemone, you'll also see Queen Charlotte listed as Königin Charlotte, just to confuse matters! This tall perennial grows to 1.5m with large rose-pink semi-double flowers with yellow centres carried on wiry stems, held above a mound of attractive, dark-green divided leaves.
They'll bring movement and colour into your garden from August to October and the leaves are semi-evergreen.
Great In Your Garden...
A fabulous plant for bringing colour to the garden in late summer and autumn, with vine-like, dark green leaves. They're ideal for areas of partial shade towards the back of a moist herbaceous or mixed border at a time of year when many plants are finishing their display.
If left undisturbed, plants will soon spread to form impressive clumps and a major feature of your garden. Avoid moving plants, as they hate root disturbance. Crowded clumps can be lifted and divided in early spring if necessary.
- Colour: Rose pink with yellow centres.
- Flowering: August to October.
- Foliage: Dark green leaves.
- Height: 1.5m.
- Spread: 60cm.
- Spacing: 60cm.
- Position: Sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Loam, chalk, clay, moist but well-drained.
- Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Did You Know...
Anemones, in the language of flowers, means anticipation, because the flowers close up at night and open in the morning. It also symbolises relaxation, serves as a reminder to enjoy the moment and signifies fragility.
Plant in sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil. Add well-rotted manure into planting hole at 60cm spacing. Water well until established.
Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded and tidy up dead leaves in March. Apply a mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring. Water in times of drought. Protect against slugs, caterpillars and powdery mildew.