Anemone hupehensis ‘Pink Saucer’
My husband and I took another trip back to our favorite local greenhouse and picked up a bunch of new perennials for the garden as though I don’t already have enough; I’ve completely run out of room to plant anything else so everything went into pots. One of the new acquisitions was an Anemone hupehensis ‘Pink Saucer,’ a flowering perennial which here in PA begins blooming in mid to late summer and continues into fall.
These anemones are blooming right now in the Rose and Fragrance Garden at the H.O. Smith Botanical Gardens at Penn State
My little Anemone is still small but looks quite pert and pretty in a clay pot amongst our roses. A humble display, to be sure, but at the Rose and Fragrance Garden at Penn State which I recently visited, their huge, billowing roses are underplanted with great big clumps of anemones to dramatic effect, so I think I’m on the right track.
Anemones on display in the Rose and Fragrance Garden at the H.O. Smith Botanical Gardens at Penn State
Anemones, sometimes referred to as “Windflowers” are in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae along with about 120 other flowering plants. Japanese Anemone hupehensis ‘Pink Saucer’ will grow best in rich, loamy soil with morning sun and afternoon shade in zones 4-9. It needs consistently moist soil (well drained) and will grow to a height of 2-3 feet. A deer-resistant plant, ‘Pink Saucer’ makes for excellent fall color in the garden.
Japanese Anemone hupehensis ‘Pink Saucer’