Virtues: 'Curtain Call Pink' fall anemone adds warm-colored flowers to the garden from late summer into fall, adding to a beautiful finale to the growing season. A double row of petals makes the flowers really pop and look substantial. Given the right spot in the garden, this fall-blooming perennial is easy to grow and long-lived.
Common name: 'Curtain Call Pink' fall anemone
Botanical name: Anemone 'Curtain Call Pink'
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Flowers: From late summer into fall, bubblegum-pink flowers open atop dark stems that rise above the plant's foliage. Each flower has two rows of petals surrounding a golden-green eye.
Foliage: The leaves are dark green, large and deeply lobed, with toothed edges, creating a bold, coarse effect.
Habit: Like other Japanese anemones, 'Curtain Call Pink' is an herbaceous perennial that grows as a clump of basal foliage, with flowers that rise above. This cultivar grows 14 to 18 inches tall and 16 to 18 inches wide. It can spread by underground rhizomes. The foliage dies back in the later fall and grows fresh in late spring.
How to grow it: Plant 'Curtain Call Pink' fall anemone in full sun or part shade in soil with moderate to rich fertility and good drainage. This perennial requires consistent moisture, particularly if it is planted in full sun. In hot regions, provide more shade or dappled light. This anemone can spread by underground stems, but not aggressively. If new plants appear they can be easily removed or transplanted. Transplanting is best done in the spring. USDA Zones 4–8.
Image credit: Courtesy of Walters Gardens