Each year members of the Perennial Plant Association choose an outstanding perennial to be their "Perennial Plant of the Year".
This year, Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' has been given this honor. 'Honorine Jobert' is not a new Japanese anemone cultivar but it is one of the very best single white anemones in our opinion. Apparently many others in the horticulture world feel the same way.
An easy to grow beauty, this hardy perennial anemone simply requires bright or partial shade, and fertile, well-drained soil. It spreads and naturalizes nicely and will reward you with masses of bright white flowers in late summer through fall.
Like all Japanese anemones, 'Honorine Jobert' produces a mass of buds and colorful blooms on well-branched stems which rise above the attractive foliage.
In addition to white, Japanese anemones can be found in various shades of pink; from pale silvery pink to deep rose. The flower form ranges from single to semi-double to double.
Japanese anemones add a graceful dimension to the late summer and fall garden with their profusion of light and airy blooms. André uses mass plantings in many of his gardens for a spectacular show!
They are wonderful in combination with Astilbe, hosta, and ferns in a woodland setting or mixed with beautiful Heuchera cultivars in a lightly shaded border. They make a lovely transition plant where the shade meets the sun.
Plant Japanese anemones around Dicentra spectabilis so that when the Dicentra goes dormant and gets cut back in the heat of the summer, the beautiful anemone foliage will be there to fill the void.