Is it unwise to plant anemones

Asked August 25, 2020, 1:42 PM EDT

I've been tempted to plant anemones in my east facing perennial beds. Right now they are home to roses, peonies, chrysanthemums & coneflowers. I don't want them to take over the beds or spread into the lawn.though. would you advise against planting them? They are not a raised beds but one of the beds is edged by a walkway except on one side.

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

You did not mention the type of anemone you are referring to. Japanese anemones are a hardy perennial and can get aggressive if they are happy in their location. They will naturalize in the landscape by fibrous suckering roots to form colonies over time.
They are easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.

You will have to decide if you want to plant them.