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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Fall Blooming Anemone - Flowers In September and October!
There are several perennials that will bloom in the fall and provide excellent color. One of the best performers for autumn flowers in Utah is the fall blooming anemone (sometimes called Japanese Anemone, but they don't originate in Japan). This is a great plant for shade or part shade, though they will tolerate sun. In September, fall blooming anemones send up tall stems covered with large clusters of flowers - they are available in white or various shades of pink. Give them plenty of room as they will form a clump about 1 or 2 feet wide and they will reach a height of 4 or 5 feet. They are moderate in their water needs so give them a good soaking once or twice a week during the hottest times of summer to ensure lots of flowers during the cooler fall weather.