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Japanese Anemone Honorine Jobert — 31 Comments

  1. Happy New Year Alistair, Iwas so pleased to read your post about Japanese Anemone Honorine Jobert as I have just purchased my first of these, I have a few others, namely Whirlwind another of the Whites, Prinz Heinrich a Pink& Queen Charlotte another Pink which has just opened another flower this week!. All of these are first year plantings for me and I will be delighted if any grow as well as yours. Your photos are just lovely, I am so enjoying your posts, thank you

  2. Honorine Joubert is definitely my favorite and the best Japanese anemone that I have tried and there have been many as I sell them at my nursery. It often produces so many huge pure white flowers that I put a peony hoop around it to keep it from falling over. I find Japanese anemones one of the most difficult perennials to transplant as the roots are composed of a small number of woody sticks so it is hard to get a rootball. Usually the transplant fails but the plant resprouts in its original site. If I was more patient I am sure I could do it successfully!

  3. Your Aberdeen garden was so beautiful, and I know you are whipping your current one into shape! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! The anemone is lovely! I have a couple pink ones that I put in my shade garden. They are doing beautifully there, though I do wonder if they’d bloom more in a different spot with a little more sun. Good to know that transplanting is tricky!

  4. Hello Alistair, you’ve been blogging for such a long time I can’t believe you would go back and delete old posts! Those are the very ones to read through and cringe or reminisce or just gently chuckle and naivety and hindsight! I’m glad you wrote about anemones as they’re on our shopping list. I’m not sure where they would go though, we don’t have many places that are free-draining, perhaps apart from the top of the mounded borders where is dries quickest.

    • Hi Sunil, The posts I deleted were early attempts at plant profiles. When I decided this was what my site was going to be all about I deleted the very bad early attempts (not that I think what I now do is brilliant) Plenty posts from the early years left to laugh and cry about.

  5. I have just come across your site by chance as I was wondering when to prune Skimmia’s and what a wonderful site it is (now in my favourites).
    As for Anemones, I moved a clump about two years ago and it really has taken a time for them to settle but I am hoping for a good year. They are worth growing for a lovely show in the garden.
    Your garden is a joy to see so I hope to be a regular visitor to your site.

  6. Your Anemone × hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ is a cracker Alistair and quite rightly regarded as a choice plant. Japanese Anemones always seem to be such contrary plants, some are quite invasive whilst at the same time being difficult to establish as well as being sensitive to moisture levels in the soil. I have always thought of them as plants for the edge of woodland so have planted them in what I hope are similar conditions and given them space as I know from experience they do not like to be crowded.

  7. Your gardens have always had more flowers than I have seen in a residential garden. Even though you said you then did not know what you were doing, the ten years proved you did.

  8. Ten years in the blogoshere! That is an amazing accomplishment, but it would not be possible without the stunning gardens you have created. What a floral feast! It must be something to see in person. Honorine jobert is quite lovely. Thanks for sharing your corner of paradise with us. I can only dream of such eye-popping color!

    • Thanks Deb, with a garden like you have your comments mean a lot to me.
      ps– I have been adding a list of the blogs I follow on my sidebar, with your link I am getting an error message saying the link is not readable?

  9. Love, love, love your Honorine jobert, Alistair. I believe I remember your review of it back in Aberdeen. There were advantages to your moving south — gardenwise. Is your wife more settled, now? I didn’t think you could produce better gardens, but your Cheshire ones are amazing! Wishing you every blessing in 2016! P. x

  10. Happy New Year Alistair! I had this plant in my white garden originally, but it has disappeared…I was thinking of planting it again and then your post popped up. I think it is a sign! Loving how wonderful your plants are growing in your new garden!

    • Thanks Donna, plants are growing well the daffs are so far through I wouldn’t be surprised to se some of the buds opening soon. Having said that it is very frosty this morning.

  11. I am approaching my fifth anniversary, so I have tremendous admiration for you having reached your tenth anniversary. Congratulations on reaching this impressive milestone Alistair!
    Honorine jobert is just beautiful. I planted a white Japanese anemone last fall (not sure of the variety off-hand), but mice or voles seemed determined to make a home near the base of the plant. I hope the plant survives the winter!

  12. Crikey Alistair, congratulations! What a milestone! Honorine Jobert has to be one of my favourites. I have always found Japanese Anemones disappointingly slow to establish, then just as I am giving up on them, they settle in and make themselves indispensable in the border. Lovely plants!

  13. Hello Alistair, I left my Japanese anemone in my previous garden, it was a self-seeded one that came flying in from somewhere else so not really sure what type but it was very happily growing in complete shade. I have Japanese Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ on my wish-list for my new garden, for the complete shade bed, but that bed is almost 100% clay and more suitable for pottery. Not sure what I should do with it as digging it up and replacing the soil is out of the question. I might have to just choose plants that can cope at first and add compost in each planting hole with bark mulch, that’s what I did in my previous garden and it worked well – albeit a very slow process.

    I wonder if you have found any plants that coped better and performed better for you in Aberdeen than in Cheshire?? I am just curious, now that you have been there this long and have had time to compare. 10 years of blogging is impressive, congratulations!

  14. I have Japanese anemones in two gardens fifteen miles apart in the York area. One has a fairly heavy soil with clay and one that is very sandy with zero clay. My favourite pink variety – I have forgotten its name grows a magnificent six foot high on the clay soil and a still very healthy but more compact three foot on the sand

  15. I didn’t know that Honorine joberts don’t like being disturbed. This is probably why mine died after I depotted moved it to our garden patch out back. It was such a pity because it was in full bloom too then it just started wilting and there was nothing I could do to save it!

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