We’re starting the ‘A Perennial a Week’ series (a series featuring types and varieties of garden perennials) off with a perennial that I saw in a few yards last summer, and I don’t recall ever seeing it before, so it was new for me. It is tall, about 3 feet (but there are shorter varieties), and has a lovely small white flower with yellow stamen, and a lime-green center.
Just look at the gorgeous detail of the flower’s center –
The name of this week’s perennial is the Japanese Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’, also called Windflower. Its botanical name is Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’. It was discovered in Verdun, France in 1858.
It looks so pretty contrasted with the pinkish flowers of a nearby plant –
One of the many features I love about this perennial is that it is late-blooming, so there are beautiful blooms late in the summer until frost.
I fell in love with it right when I saw it. The 2-inch white blooms create a graceful appearance as they perch atop their long slender stems.
I can image this tall perennial bordering a garden path, running the length of a post and rail fence, as a backdrop to shorter plants in the garden, or naturalized along the edge of a treed area swaying in the flickering sunlight.
Here’s a bit of specifics for the Japanese Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ from the Missouri Botanical Garden site:
Common Name: windflower
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Spread: 1.5 to 2 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Description: White with yellow stamens
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Flowers: Showy Flowers
Uses: Cut Flower, Will Naturalize
Would you use the Japanese Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ in your yard?