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Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' (Japanese anemone 'Whirlwind')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind'

Other names

Japanese anemone 'Whirlwind'

Genus

Anemone Anemone

Variety or Cultivar

'Whirlwind' _ 'Whirlwind' s a vigorous yet compact, upright, suckering, deciduous perennial with ovate, palmate, dark green leaves divided into three toothed leaflets, softly hairy beneath. From late summer into autumn, branched stems bear umbels of semi-double, white flowers with narrow, slightly rolled petals.


Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Eating can cause stomach upset and contact with skin can cause mild irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Slugs Caterpillars , Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn


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Where to grow

Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' (Japanese anemone 'Whirlwind') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Will grow in any garden soil. It dislikes winter wet, and being moved around. Will spread rapidly once established.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind'

Other names

Japanese anemone 'Whirlwind'

Genus

Anemone Anemone

Variety or Cultivar

'Whirlwind' _ 'Whirlwind' s a vigorous yet compact, upright, suckering, deciduous perennial with ovate, palmate, dark green leaves divided into three toothed leaflets, softly hairy beneath. From late summer into autumn, branched stems bear umbels of semi-double, white flowers with narrow, slightly rolled petals.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Eating can cause stomach upset and contact with skin can cause mild irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' (Japanese anemone 'Whirlwind') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Will grow in any garden soil. It dislikes winter wet, and being moved around. Will spread rapidly once established.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' (Japanese anemone 'Whirlwind')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Tomato yellow ring virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus with a broad host range; but found most commonly on tomato. Detected in Europe for the first time in 2013/14; on tomato plants in Poland.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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