Japanese Windflower, Japanese Anemone, Japanese Thimbleflower 'Pamina'


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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

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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

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

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds


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

Alameda, California

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Hopkins, Minnesota

Trafford, Pennsylvania

Salt Lake City, Utah

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 17, 2013, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Hybrid Anemones are easy and lovely. 'Pamina' is a hybrid of A. hupehensis var. japonica and A. vitifolia. 'Pamina' has double flowers with more elongated, less rounded, daisy-like petals than most garden varieties. Like most fall-blooming anemones, it will gradually spread and form a nice drift. You can let them stay where they emerge if they aren't blocking the view of smaller plants or move them around the garden.


On Oct 13, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I have a a few of these growing near black walnut trees and under a gigantic double-trunked cedar tree in Zone 4a. They are a mainstay of my shade garden. The foliage is attractive all year, and they provide lovely rosy-pink double flowers in the fall when little else is blooming. Once established, they require very little care. I plan to add more of these next year to this shade garden and to another garden on the eastern side of my house.


On Sep 13, 2010, jankasony from Trafford, PA wrote:

This plant didn't bloom until year 2, but is now a star for fall color in my zone 6a garden.


On May 6, 2008, Susan_C from Alameda, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Pamina has attractive maple-like leaves and charming, soft pink flowers that bloom from late summer into early fall. I have it under a pine tree in full, bright shade. It performs wonderfully there, even though there is competion from tree roots and less than optimal light, and spreads in a polite manner. -I have her sister, 'Honorine Jobert', in moist part-shade and spreading is much more aggressive under those conditions. When blooming is finished, I cut the plants to the ground and remove any old tattered foliage to neaten appearance.