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Japanese Windflower, Japanese Anemone, Japanese Thimbleflower
Anemone 'Whirlwind'

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

White/Near White

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:

Non-patented

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:

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Wayland, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Pinconning, Michigan

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Clinton Corners, New York

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Mc Lean, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Medium to Tall 36" - Plant 16" apart. zone 5-8 Large semi-white petals frame a golden center.