This is a classic cottage garden plant, perfect for the late summer and autumn garden and very obliging in damp shade.This plant is beautiful not only for the tall, elegant white flowers with contrasting yellow stamen, but also the leaves, which are deeply divided in a rich matte green that resemble vine leaves.

As a rule of thumb if a plant has a large leaf you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that it will do well in a shady area of your garden and this plant certainly manages thriving in that situation perfectly. If you too have a love affair with this plant and wish for more, now is the time to take root cuttings.

Dig up a clump of Anemone and shake off the soil to expose some of its fleshy root. Cut into 2″ long lengths keeping the fine new root hairs in place and place horizantally in a potting compost and grit mix. Gently push down to just below the surface and finish off with a sprinkling of grit or vermiculite. Water in and keep moist in a frost-free location and by spring you should have new plants to enjoy and be proud of, that you can spread around the garden and share with friends and family.

Botanical name: Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’
Other names: Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’
Genus: Anemone
Variety or cultivar: ‘Honorine Jobert’ _ ‘Honorine Jobert’ is one of the most beautiful plants for late summer and early autumn. This Japanese anemone makes clumps of large, dark, divided, vine-line leaves and pure white flowers with contrasting yellow stamens.
Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ is: Deciduous
Flower: White in Summer; White in Autumn
Foliage: Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Erect
Toxicity: Eating can cause stomach upset and contact with skin can cause mild irritation
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

If you would like to talk with me about a new planting scheme for your garden or a bespoke Dingly Dell, please do feel free to get in touch, my email is judi@judithegardener.co.uk. For gardening development and maintenance enquiries (North-East London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Enfield) please telephone 07818 005773.

Happy gardening!