Japanese Windflower, Japanese Anemone, Japanese Thimbleflower
Anemone 'Serenade'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Cultivar: Serenade

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

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

North Walpole, New Hampshire

Southold, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 14, 2010, shadydame from North Walpole, NH (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a beautiful plant for the back of the border. Pretty pink flowers on tall stems look wonderful when all the other plants have gone out of bloom. Looks great with my Echinacea. If there's only one problem, it's that my 2 plants have self-sown themselves everywhere; that's okay, because they will be among the last to bloom, and will fill in my part -shade garden!

Positive

On Sep 23, 2006, lorettamar from Southold, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Pretty, elegant flowers, at a time when not many others are blooming.