Posts tagged Anemone hupehensis ‘Pink Saucer’

True Blood

No, not the TV show, (am I the only person in the world not to have seen it?), but Imperator cylindrica ‘Red Baron’ or Japanese Blood grass.  It is the star of the garden when it starts showing its true colours, but especially as we head into fall, the red just sets of everything.

Like my new Japanese anemone ‘Pink Saucer”.

Love it with purple like this lavender. Japanese Blood Grass emerges from the ground green with red tips, but the colour becomes stronger and more intense in late summer and into autumn.

But I especially love it (does Ian know I spread my love around like this, lol), when it is backlit by the setting sun, seen here with red lilies.

Hardy to Zone 5, it grows in shade to part sun, but I think that you need a bit of sun, just so you can see it glowing.  Love it!


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