Anemone Whirlwind

Japanese Anemone, Windflower

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A Billowing Cloud of White
Elegant, ruffled semi-double, white petals surround frilly yellow centers. 2 flowers adorn tall stems above an attractive mound of rich dark green leaves. Whirlwind is one of the most stunning plants in the fall garden. It lives up to its name with petals that look as if they have been tousled by the breeze.

Code ANWH

Patent

Plant Type Perennials

Species

Height Medium to Tall 36"

Spacing Plant 20" apart

Bloom Time Early Fall to Late Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 5-8

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Wet Site Tolerant

Anemone General Information

Anemone are a great addition to the fall border. Flowers borne on tall stems are freely and continuously produced over lush mounding foliage. Likes moisture and needs winter protection in most northern states. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Anemone Plant Care

Easy to grow. Mature plants will spread to fill in. Leaves blacken in winter, so you may want to cut back in the fall. Transplanting is best done in the spring. Anemone benefit from a general purpose fertilizer or compost in late fall to late winter.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October