Japanese Windflower, Japanese Anemone, Japanese Thimbleflower 'Pink Saucer'

Anemone hupehensis

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Species: hupehensis (hew-pay-EN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Saucer



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Livermore, California

Natick, Massachusetts

North Plains, Oregon

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 10, 2012, httpmom from Livermore, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Whats not to love about this colonizing perennial! I absolutely adore the tall graceful blooms which I have planted so as to see it from our master bedroom window. They bloom profusely in my zone (9a) starting in July and going all the way through early October. White with bright yellow round centers and a distinctive cymnetrical shape, I planted three about three years ago and now enjoy a full long line of them. When the petals drop your a left with a stunning green stem with a small green sphere at the top! They are evergreen where we live.


On Oct 25, 2010, soldiersong from North Plains, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Lovely pink flowers from early fall well unto winter. It does spread, but volunteers are easily removed and potted for our local garden club plant sale. It gets no special attention in our shade garden and seems to thrive.