Anemone × hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: August to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Up to 11 white petals, tinged pink, make up the glorious late summer and autumn flowers. The outer petals are broad and overlapping, while the inner ones are usually twisted and thinner.
- Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded, and tidy up old dead leaves in March. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring. Avoid moving the plant since it resents disturbance. Where necessary lift and divide congested clumps in early spring.
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Q:Are Japanese anemonies suitable for cut flower use?Asked on 21/9/2014 by Stubugs from Richmond North Yorkshire
The flowers of these beautiful plants often wilt quite quickly after being cut, so I would not recommend them for cutting. I have heard though that you can prolong their life in a vase if you dip the freshly cut stems in boiling water for 30 seconds before putting them in a vase.Answered on 22/9/2014 by helen from crocus
Q:I have just ordered a 9cm pot containing this anemone and I plan to keep it in a pot so I would like to know what size a pot should I move it to.
Thank you.Asked on 3/9/2014 by alinalinainana from London
These plants will eventually get quite big, so if you are looking for a long term home for it, then I would recommend a pot around 45 x 45cm.Answered on 5/9/2014 by helen from crocus
Q:I love Japanese Anemones and have tried to grow them several times but without success. Our Peak District garden is at 300m above sea level, west facing, very windy, partially shaded, lots of slugs and snails. I've tried plants from Crocus, and transplants from a friend who was certain they would grow anywhere, but none have survived the winter (obviously our winters are pretty hard and long). Would love to try them again - is it a hopeless case or can you tell me how to succeed?Asked on 14/6/2013 by anemoany from Nr Buxton
These plants are fully hardy and general quite tough, creating substantial clumps once they get established. It is hard to say exactly why they won't grow in your garden but if you think that perhaps the young plants are being eaten by slugs and snails, then maybe try and protect them with one of the cloches, and also add a generous amount of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring. If this doesn't work then it does sound as though it is an aspect or cultural problem.
I have attached a link to one of our cloches which has a copper ring around the bottom to deter slugs and snails which might help.
Sorry I can't be more help this timeAnswered on 17/6/2013 by Georgina from Crocus
Q:Plants for outside my front door
Hi Crocus I live in a flat and have pots outside my external front door. What plants can I grow in pots, in semi shade that will attract the bees? Thank you for your help. Kind regards GuyAsked on 29/7/2009 by Guy Smith
A:Hello Guy, The following plants would be suitable for your pots. Forget-me-not (Myosotis species) Bellflowers (Campanula species) Cranesbill (Geranium species) Dahlia - single-flowered species and cultivars Hellebores (Helleborus species) Japanese anemone (Anemone ?? hybrida) Fritillaries (Fritillaria species) Grape hyacinth (Muscari species) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Box (Buxus sempervirens) Christmas box (Sarcococca species) I hope this helps, Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 30/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:The Anemonies are fully hardy and have been grown in their pots, so they can be planted out at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. As we have had such bad weather
The Anemonies are fully hardy and have been grown in their pots, so they can be planted out at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. As we have had such bad weather though I would hold off on planting them until the weather warms up. In the meantime the plants can be kept outside against a warm, sunny, sheltered wall until you are ready to plant.Asked on 3/3/2005 by Crocus
A:Thanks for sending the Japanese Anemones, which we received yesterday. We have a query about the timing of planting, and how to store them, given the current weather. We live in Farnham, Surrey where the temperature is currently maxing it 5-6 degrees C during the day, but dips to -1 or -2 at night. Could you confirm if we should plant them out now, or wait until the temperature is above freezing at night?Answered on 4/3/2005 by Mary Waldner
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