Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance'
Invaluable for foliage and colour in the flower border or a woodland garden; reliable performers in coastal and north-facing gardens
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
As the name suggests, Hadspen Abundance is very free-flowering and keeps on producing masses of cup-shaped, deep pink, semi-double flowers with reddish-pink outer petals from July through to September. A fabulous plant for adding late summer colour to the garden, this anemone will also grow in sun or shade. The leaves are semi-evergreen and deeply cut and bring interesting texture to a herbaceous border. It is clump-forming and looks good with most late-flowering plants, especially if it is allowed to spread gently among perennials and shrubs.
- Garden care: Cut back the stalks after after the flowers have faded, and tidy up old dead leaves in March, then mulch well. Avoid moving the plant since it resents disturbance. Where necessary lift and divide congested clumps in autumn or early spring.
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Q:Can you plant these in a large container or should they be in the ground - I have a small courtyard garden and have just bought one of theseAsked on 3/8/2014 by Louise1980 from Winchester Hampshire
You could try and grow this plant in pot, but because it grows to approx 1.5m tall it may need staking to stop the stems bending over and breaking. Also it does need a moist, fertile, humus-rich soil so will need to be kept well watered and not allowed to dry out.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 3/10/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Q:Should one cut back the anemone stalks after they have finished flowering, and if so to what size? ThanksAsked on 11/16/2013 by Carol from Buckinghamshire
Yes you can cut the stalks right back once the flowers have finished.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 11/18/2013 by Anonymous from Crocus
Q:Help with plants for N/East facing garden
Hi, I have a little problem choosing some plants....... I really like the look and size of the 'Shady Pink' pre-designed corner planting plan, but our problem is that we have a north east facing garden, so we get no sun at all in the winter, and direct sun for only half a day on either side of the garden during the summer. Would this planting plan be suitable for that level of shade? We are actually are buying plants for the entire garden, so we'd need about 6 new shrubs, and maybe a small tree (we were thinking about the Prunus Amanogawa). Could you please help us with a few shrubs that would do well in these conditions? For perennials, we have been recommended; - Geranium Johnson's Blue, Kniphofia, Crocosmia, and Helleborus foetidus. Are these suitable? Many many thanks! Regards, JoseeAsked on 4/12/2010 by Josee Mallet
A:Hello Josee, It is always difficult to give a definitive answer to the shade issue, but looking at the Shady Pink border, the most shade tolerant plants include Anemone hupehensis Hadspen Abundance, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium and Dryopteris erythrosora. If you click on the following link it will take you to all our shade-loving shrubs http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.11/ and for the shade -loving perennials http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/plcid.2/vid.11/ Of the plants you have listed, the Prunus, Helleborus foetidus, Kniphofia and Crocosmia will be OK as long as there is more sun than shade. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 4/13/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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