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Moving a Japanese anemone

I have a Japanese anemone at the back of the border- clocked by a budlea which has a perfect empty gap in front of it- would it be the end of the world if I moved it now? 



  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    In my experience, Japanese Anemones are impossible to kill so I would say go ahead!

    Others, of course, may beg to differ.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,536

    I'm with you FloBear. 

    Methinks you'll still have one in its original place after you've moved it lizziec.

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Exactly, Hostafan! And several more a foot or two away where they've crept underground.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,536

    and yet more where you drop a bit of soil with a tiny bit of root in it.image

  • Fab! My type of plant! Will get moving- seems a shame for it to be hiding where I can't see it! Especially as we move into autumn! 

    Thanks for the advice guys,


  • Agreed with the others, you'd be very unlucky to kill Jap Anemones by digging them and you'll have them resurface in original location pretty soon.

    Would just say, dig them up with a spade (not fork) and a good root mass with plenty of soil around the rhizomes left intact  as now is their time for flowering. If shocked too much, you may not get much bloomage this year.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,536

    mine ( in Devon) are in flower already.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,014

    So are mine ... in Norfolk. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    My garden must be very hostile, I planted two last year and one died. The survivor is fine and has buds about to open.  In wonderful North Wales.

  • So Ive accidentally divided it- we will see what happens. Mine are also just starting to come in flower in lincoln 

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