Japanese Anemone prefer partial to full shade and humus-rich, consistently moist soil that is well-drained. Although plants are quite drought tolerant, the leaf edges will turn brown if the soil dries out. Morning sun with shade from midday on is ideal in southern gardens, while plants grown in the north are happy in mostly sun with a little shade during the hottest part of the day. A thin layer of organic mulch will help to hold moisture in the soil and increase their winter hardiness. The shorter cultivars are suitable for containers, while taller varieties may benefit from some support in midsummer. Japanese Anemone are hardy in USDA Zones 4-8.