2016 Perennial Plant of the Year
Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ has been selected the 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. www.perennialplant.org
Common names: Japanese anemone, windflower
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8
Soil: ‘Honorine Jobert’ grows best in well-drained soil, humus-rich soil. Will not tolerate poor drainage nor too-dry soil.
Unique Qualities: The dark green foliage is uniquely attractive from spring to fall. The textural foliage is a beautiful backdrop for the pure white colour of the late summer-to-autumn flowers.
Uses: The pure white colour lends light accents to the fall planting where golds, reds, and oranges dominate. It is a beautiful, brightening element.
The anemone is a very low maintenance plant. It can be grown in sun or in partial shade. In warmer climates it should definitely be in partial shade with protection from wind. Be aware to plant only in early spring or fall. The foliage will burn in hot, dry locations. Eventually the spreading rhizomes will be happy to colonize your garden.