Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Prinz Heinrich'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Spreading dark green, lobed leaves are topped with deep rose-purple, semi-double flowers with rolled or quilled petals, that fade in colour as they age.
- 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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