March 1, 2016
Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ named Perennial Plant of the Year
The Perennial Plant Association named the anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ as its 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year. ‘Honorine Jobert’ is a tall, elegant, woody-based Japanese anemone that has dazzling white flowers, the association says.
A spontaneous offspring of the much more widespread pale pink Anemone x hybrida, ‘Honorine Jobert’ has been around for about 150 years.
The first ‘Honorine Jobert’ sport occurred in France and was soon imported to England. At five ft. tall in bloom, the perennial has a double row of white petals, offset by a green centre surrounded by a corolla or bright yellow stamens.