Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’
‘Honorine Jobert’ Japanese Anemone
ONE OF THE CROWN JEWELS of our autumn borders is the old-fashioned hybrid Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’. Its snow white petals and sepals surround a ring of golden yellow stamens. This Japanese anemone selection wins the customer vote hands down at Loomis Creek.
Basal clumps of three-lobed leaves take a backseat ride for most of the growing season until aerial fireworks begin in late August with wiry flower stems shooting up to 4 feet. The branched stems are covered with popbead-like buds that burst into bloom in early September and continue for a good month in the Hudson Valley.
Loomis Creek stocks other Japanese anemones in its arsenal: Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ (grapeleaf anemone) with mauve flowers beginning in August, and Anemone x hybrida ‘Prince Heinrich’ (aka ‘Prince Henry’) with semi-double, deep rose-pink flowers.
Growing Tips: partial shade and moist, organic soils are best.