Anemone x hybrida 'Andrea Atkinson' and 'Honorine Jobert'
|'Andrea Atkinson' |
|Striking fall coloration of some of the bottom leaves - while at the top of the plant, flowers were still going strong. |
|'Andrea Atkinson' |
Bright white flowers with orange centers over attractive dark foliage keep the garden going in that difficult period in mid-to-late summer when there's not much to be excited about. What's more, they keep on going into fall, when they are positively the brightest thing growing in their corner of the side garden. The first type we grew was 'Andrea Atkinson'; more recently we've added the more well-known 'Honorine Jobert'. They are both fine perennials, in very similar ways; I haven't paid enough attention yet to tell how they differ from each other.
||Japanese windflower (white forms)
||ordinary garden soil
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Kennedy Grzeskiewicz||Apr 20, 2006||those leaves are disgusting they need to die already!!|
To each their own...
|Tyler||Aug 03, 2006||So, how do you keep the rabbits ( or possibly other rodents) from nibbling off your anemones at the stem? I have lost 3 plants to "nibblers", and am trying deer repellent (Deer Off with "putrescent egg solids" mmm mmmm!) this year. Any suggestions? |
Rabbits visit our garden too, but I haven't noticed anemones being among their favorites (gazanias, on the other hand, are impossible to grow unprotected). I've had decent luck with mothballs, but I hate the smell as much as the bunnies do...
|Irena Montuori, Guelph, Ontario||Oct 30, 2009||This one does not make it to the full maturity (blooms) in Ontario, Canada, the early frost just kills them, however the pink summer flowering variety is an excellent specimen, a long flowering one I just love the plant.|
|Pene||Apr 27, 2010||I love these flowers and they grow well on Tamborine Mountain in QLD Australia. It is a cool climate but very little frost.I have been given a tiny plant and will plant it tomorrow - wish me luck. It will so suit my 'garden on steriod' a wild and free garden where the faeries live.|
|shei||Apr 03, 2011||will these plants grow well in pots or in a tiny (300mm wide) strip of raised garden bed? i LOVE these little beauties!|
Well, they're really not all that little. Since they don't grow in a tidy little mass, I really think they do best in a border where they can be surrounded (and sometimes, supported) by other perennials.
|Denise||Dec 29, 2011||Andrea Atkinson, here in Clarkston, MI gets killed by frost before the bloons finish. The foliage also gets diseased, black spots, but I do love the white flowers. Does Honorine Jorbet bloom a bit earlier? Shorter, pink flowered Seranade, has cleaner foliage and blooms before frost kills it.|
I don't have a side by side comparison for both plants in the same year - but comparing the dates of the photos I've taken (in different years) for both, I'd say that they bloom around the same time; if anything, Honorine Jobert is a bit later in my experience.
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