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Japanese Anemone named HTA Plant of the Month

Keep life and light in the garden for the darkening nights of autumn with the Japanese Anemone, voted the Horticultural Trades Association?s (HTA) Plant of the Month for September 2015.

As the summer garden plants wind down, the Japanese Anemone blooms reliably from August through October, producing pink and white flowers.

Jason Ingra, award-winning Gardeners? World photographer, says it is a firm favourite of his. ?They are a ?must have? border plant for the autumn and put on a fantastic display in the period where most gardens are starting to look tired and over.?

The Japanese Anemone is perfect for beginners, being easy to grow in sun or shade, and is great for lighting up a dark corner of the garden.

Recommended RHS AGM varieties include: Anemone x hybrida ?Honorine Jobert?, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ?Pamina?, Anemone hupehensis ?September Charm? and Japanese anemone ?Queen Charlotte?.

Those looking for companion plants to complement the Japanese Anemone in the garden are recommended to try: Eryngium giganteum, Acer palmatum japonicum dissectum atropurpureum, and Pyracantha ?Red Column?.

HTA?s Plant of the Month campaign highlights plants that are widely available and looking especially good each month, nominated and agreed upon by British growers and retailers.

For more details, visit: www.the-hta.org.uk/plantofthemonth

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