Anemones or anemone belong to the Buttercup family, which is very numerous. Anemone Prince Henry is the representative of the Japanese anemone. This is exactly how Karl Thunberg described it in the XIX century, since he received herbarium samples from Japan. In fact, its homeland is China, Hubei Province, so this anemone is often called Hubei.
At home, she prefers well-lit and fairly dry places. It grows in the mountains among deciduous forests or shrubs. The anemone was introduced to the garden culture at the beginning of the last century and won the sympathy of gardeners due to the high ornamentalness of highly dissected leaves and charming very bright pink flowers.
Perennial plant reaches a height of 60-80 cm. Very beautiful dissected leaves are collected in the rosette. Their color is dark green. The flower itself on a strong stem has a small curl of leaves. The stem itself is tall and bears a cup-shaped semi-double flower with 20 petals. They can be single or collected in small umbellate inflorescences. The color of flowers in anemone prince heinrich is very bright, most gardeners consider it to be a rich pink, but some see it as cherry and purple. Prince Heinrich belongs to the autumn-flowering anemones. Its charming flowers can be seen at the end of August, the flowering time is up to 6 weeks. Overgrown anemones are presented in this photo.
Attention! Anemone Prince Heinrich, like many plants of the buttercup family, is poisonous. All work with it should be carried out in gloves.
Place anemones in the garden
Anemone Prince Heinrich is combined with many annuals and perennials: asters, chrysanthemums, Bonar verbena, gladioli, roses, hydrangea. Most often, it is planted in autumn mixborders, but this plant may well be a soloist in the foreground of a flower garden. Best of all, Japanese fall-flowered anemones fit into a natural-type garden.Attention! They can grow not only in the sun. Anemones Prince Heinrich feel great in partial shade. Therefore, can decorate a semi-shady areas.
Caring for anemones is uncomplicated, as the plant is quite unpretentious, its only drawback - does not like transplants.
Site selection and soil for planting
Like at home, the Japanese anemone does not tolerate stagnant water, so the site should be well drained and not flooded in the spring. Earth anemone prefers loose, light and nutritious. Leafy land mixed with peat and some sand is most suitable.
Tip! Be sure to add ash when planting, as this flower does not like acidic soils.
It can not be planted next to plants with a well-developed root system - they will take away from the anemone food. Do not choose her place in the shade. The leaves will remain decorative, but will not bloom.
This plant belongs to rhizomatous and late-flowering, so spring planting is preferable. If you do this in the fall, the anemone may simply not settle down. Japanese anemones do not tolerate transplantation, their roots need not be disturbed without any particular need.
Attention! When planting, keep in mind that the plant grows quickly, so leave room for it. The distance between the bushes should be about 50 cm.
Plant anemone in early spring, immediately after the awakening of the plant.
This plant propagates in two ways: vegetatively and seeds. The first method is preferable, since germination of seeds is low and it is difficult to grow plants from them.
It is usually carried out in the spring, neatly dividing the bush into parts.Attention! Each delenka must have buds.
You can propagate the anemone and root suckers. In any case, the injury for the roots should be minimal, otherwise the flower will recover for a long time and will not bloom soon. Before planting, the rhizome is good for 1-2 hours to hold in the antifungal preparation prepared according to the instructions in the form of a solution.
When planting, the root collar needs to be buried a couple of centimeters - so the bush will begin to grow faster.A warning! Anemone categorically does not suit fresh manure, so it can not be used.
Anemone Care Prince Heinrich
This flower loves watering, but does not tolerate the accumulation of water, so it is better to cover the soil after planting with mulch. This will help retain moisture in the soil and reduce the amount of watering. As a mulch there can be humus, last year’s leaves, compost, but only well ripened. Growing anemones is impossible without dressings. During the season you need a few fertilizers full fertilizer. They must contain trace elements and dissolve well in water, as they are introduced in liquid form. One of the dressings carried out at the time of flowering. 2-3 times under the bushes spit ash to the soil is not acidified.Attention! To loosen the soil under the anemones can not, it can damage the surface root system, and the plant will recover for a long time.
Weeding is done only by hand.
In the fall, the plants are pruned, once again mulched to warm the roots. In areas with a cold climate anemone, Prince Heinrich needs shelter for the winter.
This wonderful plant with amazing bright colors will be a wonderful decoration of any flower bed.