Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Pamina'
Measuring 2 to 3 inches wide, these blooms boast several layers of curved, overlapping petals of rosy-pink surrounding a central ring of frilly yellow and a small pale green button. They sit at the end of long, slender dark stems, somewhat resembling poppies. Breathtaking!
'Pamina' reaches 2½ to 3 feet high and 2 to 2½ feet wide in the sunny to partly shaded garden. Best in at least some shade in all but the coolest climates, this plant also appreciates protection from strong wind, and needs moist soil for fullest flowering. When content, it will flower lightly the first year, fully the second and beyond, and will eventually naturalize over large areas. Start your 'Pamina' garden this season!
This compact, vigorous, mounding plant is so lovely that it was given England's highest plant honor, the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticulture Society. You will find it a great companion to other late bloomers, from free-flowering Asteromoea mongolica to brilliant Chrysanthemum 'Matchsticks' and Leucanthemum Daisy May™. Your vases will burgeon with bright bouquets and your border glow with late-season color from 'Pamina'! Zones 5-8.
|Species||hupehensis var. japonica|
|Zone||5 - 8|
|BloomStartToEnd||Late Summer - Mid Fall|
|PlantHeight||2 ft 6 in - 3 ft|
|PlantWidth||24 in - 2 ft 6 in|
|BloomSize||2 in - 3 in|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Award Winner, Butterfly Lovers, Double Blooms|
|BloomColor||Dark Pink, Rose|
|LightRequirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
- Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.
- If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.
- Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.
- Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.
- Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.
- Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.
- Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.
- Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.
- Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.
- If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.
- Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.
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