Extending The Season

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 Just as the last of the summer perennials begin to fade, Japanese Anemone makes its debut, taking center stage.  A long lived plant, its  tall slender stems hold flower heads high above the foliage giving not only color and  texture to the fading perennial border but also excellent cut flowers, well into November. 

Starting out as a low dense mass of  what has been described as a grape leaf shape....which makes for a great early summer ground cover....they give way in mid summer to tall flower spikes, eventually blooming into a beautiful yellow centered petaled flower. Similar in silhouette to the annual Cosmos.....another favorite of mine.

Produced in the white to deep pink colorway, I of course prefer the white "Honorine Jobert" as a classic. 

Come  autumn they make a great accompaniment when planted with   Annabelle hydrangea and her chartreuse fall color as well as the ornamental Pennisetum grasses, extending the flowering season.

Leaving the seed heads to their own demise, the Japanese Anemone will add interest to the winter landscape as well.

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Speciesx hybrida
VarietyHonorine Jobert
Item Form1-Quart
Zone4 - 8
Bloom SeasonEarly Fall - Early Winter
Plant Height3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width12 in - 18 in
Bloom Size2 in - 3 in
Additional CharacteristicsEasy Care Plants, Flower
Bloom ColorWhite, Yellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Light RequirementsPart Shade
Moisture RequirementsWet
Soil ToleranceNormal,  loamy
UsesCut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor
RestrictionsCanada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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