Anemone hupehensis or Chinese Anemone is also known as Anemone scabiosa, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica, Anemone x. hybrida, Thimbleweed, Windlower, Japanese Anemone, or Japanese Windflower. It belongs to the Ranunculaceae family of plants. Anemone hupehbensis is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial native to China, but it has been naturalized in Japan. It produces five-petalled, light pink, purple, or white flowers in the summer and early autumn. The flowers are about 5cm or 2in in diameter.
Anemone hupehbensis grows to about 3ft or 1m. Plant Anemone hupehbensis in full sun or partial shade in any type of soil but moist and well-drained. Avoid excessive moisture or watering they do better in shady areas where they are protected or sheltered by large trees. Once the flowers are done cut the old stems back. They can become invasive in the right location as they increase by suckers. Watch out for slugs and caterpillars as well as leaf eelworms, powdery mildew, or anemone smuts.