We love our beautiful anemones that grow quietly away with little fuss or interference from us. They bring a splash of light into the north side of the house, welcoming guests with their long, gently nodding stems blowing in the autumn breeze.
The cooler conditions at this time of year also mean that the flowers retain their freshness much longer than any summer blooms. We planted ‘Honorine Jobert’ about ten years ago and haven’t suffered from its tendency to be invasive. Often sold as ‘Alba’, ours is one of over 30 named hybrids in the RHS Plant Finder.
Despite the choice we’ll stick with what we know: an old favourite that comes back reliably each autumn with little fuss but plenty of wow!!