Japanese Windflower, Japanese Anemone, Japanese Thimbleflower
Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Cultivar: Honorine Jobert

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Alameda, California

Fairfield, California

Fremont, California

Garden Valley, California

Sacramento, California

San Francisco, California (2 reports)

San Leandro, California

Atlanta, Georgia

Conyers, Georgia

Cordele, Georgia

Boise, Idaho

Chicago, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Palatine, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Silver Spring, Maryland

Haydenville, Massachusetts

Needham, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Silver Lake, Minnesota

Saint Louis, Missouri

South Greenfield, Missouri

Manchester, New Hampshire

Interlaken, New York

West Kill, New York

Clyde, North Carolina

Sylva, North Carolina

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ashland, Oregon

Corvallis, Oregon

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tionesta, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Okatie, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Clarksville, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Anacortes, Washington

East Port Orchard, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

5
positives
2
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 14, 2014, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

Very invasive in my garden. It got runners in the ground and multiply its taper roots. It blooms even its very young, the flower is just smaller on young plants. What I do is yank them out and give them away and for people who likes cut flowers its a little gem. The flower is on long stem and last a rather longtime. It blooms in the fall catching the later dahlia season. I made a nice arrangement with dahlias and roses. The pure white flowers with the pastel green seed head is cute and later on the seed head will have some cottony fuzz that blows in the wind and if you have a mass planting, you'll have a beautiful clouds of white seeds flowing around. (A heads up for allergic people)Fun for kids to blow them around.
I'm not sure how viable the seeds are because they don't se... read more

Positive

On Sep 1, 2013, sophie1950 from South Greenfield, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've had this plant for about 2 decades in a humus rich soil that is usually kept regularly watered. It has slowly explanded, but not in an invasive manner. Lately, in July each year it is getting 'skeletonized' by grey blister beetles, and has to come back from the ground. Despite this, it has bloomed beautifully. This year I used Safer soap on the beetles, and, whether it was that, or just the beetles being worse than usual, I thought I had killed the plant - hadn't seen any sign of it for 8 weeks, so bought some shrubs to replace it. Three days ago, I saw new growth coming up through, so I will try planting it up on the rocky dry hillside behind our kitchen - close enough to enjoy it if it does make it, but not right in 'prime real estate' where the blister beetles' work is so obviou... read more

Negative

On Jun 1, 2013, laurel1949 from surrey, bc
Canada wrote:

While they are pretty, they are terribly invasive in my area which is Vancouver, British Columbia. I planted 3 or 4 last year and now they are smothering all my perennials. I must have 40 of them now in year two that I am yanking out. I will pull all of them out soon. I regret having planted them.

Positive

On Nov 9, 2009, zone5dirt from Crystal Lake, IL wrote:

I had this plant in my last zone 5 garden, and it thrived on neglect in poor, lean, dry, pebble-ridden soil, and very little sun. It required zero effort on my part, and it was gorgeous, although it started rather late in the season. I'd suggest planting it where you can see it from the house, as it may start beyond the usual garden-stroll season. My latest attempt with this plant failed, but I suspect I planted it too late in the season for it to successfully survive the winter. I will try it again, as my previous experience was that it was a delicate looking, no brainer plant.

Positive

On Aug 24, 2008, janesdtr from Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Lovely, reliable fall bloomer. I look forward to it's cheerful, white blooms in September and October. Great cutting flower.

Not invasive here in Pittsburgh. In fact, it's a little reluctant to get started and divisions are slow to catch on, but patience is rewarded with a beautiful show of white and yellow.

Neutral

On Mar 18, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

36"-42" Extra large single white. Long blooming.

2" flowers on tall stems are freely and continuously produced. Likes moisture, and needs winter protection in the most northern states. Deer resistant. Good for cut flowers.

Neutral

On Aug 26, 2005, flowercrazy39 from Manchester, NH wrote:

Nice blooms, slow growing.

Positive

On Nov 18, 2004, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Atlanta - can be slowly invasive - sends out undergraound runners and small "plantlets" are easily pulled up. My oldest plant was huge this year - flower spikes 4 - 5' high. Very pretty leaves.