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ANEMONE x hybrida 'Party Dress'

Image of Anemone x hybrida 'Party Dress' PP13844

Blooms of Bressingham

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

ANEMONE x hybrida 'Party Dress' PP13844

Plant Common Name

Fall Anemone, Hybrid Anemone, Party Dress Anemone

General Description

The tall stems and nodding flowers of ‘Party Dress’ put on their long-running aerial display in autumn. This anemone cultivar is descended from hybrids of species native to China and Japan. It is a vigorous, hardy, clump-forming perennial that spreads over time to form colonies.

The leaves are medium green, lobed and maple-shaped, and grow in a dense clump from spring through summer. From late summer to fall, tall stems rise high above the plant, bearing clusters of buds that open to large, buttercup-like flowers with extra petals that are light pink. The stems should be cut back once the flowers are spent to keep the plant looking neat.

Grow ‘Party Dress’ on sites with full sun to partial sun and moist, humus-rich soil. If left undisturbed it will spread vigorously, even invasively, with young plants arising near the original plant. Dig them up as needed to keep the plant in bounds. Plant this anemone in mixed borders and give it ample space. It pairs well with woodland asters, sedges and hostas.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Light Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    No