japanese anemones

do these need to be divided as mine have not produced the same number of flowers and used to be big and it is not 

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  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 391

    I don't really know, having never kept them, but I use just looked online and I dont think so, but dig one up just to check whether it has produced new bulbs and if it has, you know they need to be divided image

  • I find that they spread underground and lose their effectiveness. I just leave mine, which may not be the right thing to do. Interested like you in what others might say. If you dig up you will not find a bulb, more a mess of roots.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,248

    Japanese anemones aren't bulbs. They have thickish roots that will make new plants from root cuttings. They just spread, sometimes more than you want. Lots of things didn't do well last year Rosemarie. Was it last year only that it was poor?

  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 391

    Sorry nutcutlet, wasn't really sure, just trying to help, but I'm glad someone knows, I might even get some now image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,248

    I should if you got a bit of space. Rosemarie's are giving trouble but usually they spread around and are great in late summer/autumn

  • They are pretty tough but although they like to be moist in summer, they  don't like to be wterlogged, especially in winter. Last year was so wet, they might just have suffered from waterlogging. If the ground is very wet, you might try moving them somewhere better drained. They are said not to like being moved, but I've done it a number of times with no problem.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,757
    Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

    They are pretty tough but although they like to be moist in summer, they  don't like to be wterlogged, especially in winter. Last year was so wet, they might just have suffered from waterlogging. If the ground is very wet, you might try moving them somewhere better drained. They are said not to like being moved, but I've done it a number of times with no problem.

    i've moved the too. They like to seed around as well so maybe it is just weather/location issue. I love them.

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,248

    I shall be interested to see the effects of last year's extreme wet on the garden generally. Some things will have thrived. I have a cardamine out now that's never had so many flowers,  that will have loved the wet. Some probably will have struggled or given up. We shall see. 

     

  • Thank I've lost a few things. As you say, we'll see.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,248

    This endless winter won't help either. But it does mean the decorating project is speeding ahead.

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