The September Charm Japanese Anemone, otherwise known as the Anemone X Hybrida ‘September Charm’ or Japanese Anemone ‘September Charm’, Windflower ‘September Charm’, Anemone hupensis var. japonica ‘September Charm’, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your September Charm Japanese Anemone is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this September Charm Japanese Anemone Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
The basic care guidelines you need to remember for your September Charm Japanese Anemone are the following:
- Water: The September Charm Japanese Anemone grows best with regular watering to keep the soil moist during the dry season. Reduce watering once the plant is established.
- Light: Keep your Anemone X Hybrida ‘September Charm’ in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the September Charm Japanese Anemone in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
That’s it – sunlight, water and soil! The basic 3 fundamentals for all plant care, and with the September Charm Japanese Anemone this is no exception. With these three elements, your leafy friend will live healthy and happy.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the September Charm Japanese Anemone belongs to the Ranunculaceae family, and the genus Anemone, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Anemone X Hybrida ‘September Charm’ (uh-NEM-oh-nee).
As with other Anemone’s, the September Charm Japanese Anemone is a semi-evergreen plant, which means it will shed its leaves but only for a short period of time.
You might be wondering why your September Charm Japanese Anemone’s native region is important. Well, if you know where your plant originally came from, you’ll know which environment conditions it prefers, and with it, knowledge on how to replicate it at home.
With this in mind, the Anemone X Hybrida ‘September Charm’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 5 – 8 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the September Charm Japanese Anemone is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, how big does the September Charm Japanese Anemone actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…
The Anemone X Hybrida ‘September Charm’ can grow up to 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm) in 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm) and 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) in 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm).
These dimensions make the September Charm Japanese Anemone a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 24″ – 36″ (60cm – 90cm) free so the September Charm Japanese Anemone can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the September Charm Japanese Anemone is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Anemone X Hybrida ‘September Charm’ grows best with regular watering to keep the soil moist during the dry season. Reduce watering once the plant is established.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your September Charm Japanese Anemone in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and moist properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your September Charm Japanese Anemone then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your September Charm Japanese Anemone needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the September Charm Japanese Anemone prefers to have soil with good drainage, and moist properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
This is why most experts agree that the September Charm Japanese Anemone requires soil with clay, high organic matter, loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the September Charm Japanese Anemone requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Anemone X Hybrida ‘September Charm’ in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a semi-evergreen plant, the September Charm Japanese Anemone will shed its leaves but only for a short period of time.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (late), and during the fall.
You can expect your September Charm Japanese Anemone to flower around the summer and in the fall months from July to September (summer), and from October to December (fall).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its long bloom season, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The September Charm Japanese Anemone produces some beautiful pink, or pink flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the September Charm Japanese Anemone have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The September Charm Japanese Anemone is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for wet soil, salt and animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Anemone X Hybrida ‘September Charm’ will be fine.
How should you then organize your garden to include your new September Charm Japanese Anemone? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.
Most Anemone X Hybrida ‘September Charm’ owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, coastal garden, and in prairie and meadow styles.
In particular, the September Charm Japanese Anemone’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in underplanting roses and shrubs, others use it for landscaping in a cutting garden, border, rock garden, container, mass planting, or a woodland garden.
September Charm Japanese Anemone’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Hosta, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Astilbe will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy September Charm Japanese Anemone in your garden or home.