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Hi! ID help AGAIN please...Anemones???


We recently moved into our new home, and through a huge mound of logs, we found a flower bed and these lovely flowers somehow managed to survive! Are they anemones can someone please confirm or not??? I’m only a beginner so I may be way off the mark! 

Thanks in advance!!!



  • Yip! Japanese anemones. Take more than a few logs to kill'em!  :D
  • Thanks @plant pauper Because they’ve grown so long and straggly from growing through the log pile, would you suggest I tie them up with some support or will they lift in time???
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005
    Hi Robbie - you could put in a few canes and string tied round at a couple of different heights to help them [in  a circle round the plant ] but be careful you don't go through the roots. They're very tough though so it wouldn't do any real harm!
    They'll be fine next year though  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • The technical term is etiolated. They've grown up towards the light in other words. 
    You could have a go at supporting them but it might be like knitting spaghetti. They do look a bit tired.  :(  Next year they'll go back to normal. 
  • Thanks @Fairygirl I thought that would be the case! I see some people don’t like them as they spread by what I can gather? I think they’re pretty though!
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005
    It seems to depend very much on your soil conditions and climate, and some varieties also seem to spread more than others. They're very useful plants in shade, especially at this time of year when many plants are 'going over'. I've never had a problem with them being invasive, but that might be my climate and conditions here. I only grow the white ones though.
    As ppauper says - it might be tricky to prop them up successfully at this stage, but you can give it a go and see. If you have other work to do in that area, it would be worth doing something just to avoid standing on them!
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Haha! Thanks @plant pauper I’ll give it a go though, “knitting spaghetti”, as I’d like to plant some spring bulbs round them.

     Thanks :-)
  • Thanks @Fairygirl very helpful as usual! 
  • I have struggled to get Japanese Anenomes growing in my garden, for seven years with no end results. My father had them romping away under an on privit hedge where the soil was as dead as the sahara. They can be very fussy if moved. 
  • Me too 001. Murder them I do!  :(
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