Windflowers for a dreary Friday morning
Our anemones are still blooming despite a few days of frost. A real pick me up on this rainy morning. The "Whirlwind" is an interesting semi double flower that was labeled Honorine Jobert. The plant is smaller than most with flower stalks only a foot to a foot and a half high. And the flower is very durable surviving the frosts without much damage while one of our taller double pinks were droopy with burnt petal edges.
The white singles are "Honorine Jobert", the single pink is probably "Robustissima tomentosa". I had to look up what tomentosa meant since a lot of different varieties of plants have that appellation. It means hairy. The daisy like dark pink is a "rubra plena" and the woebegone little white a "slyvestris".
Since this is one of the few perennials blooming this late in the season - after all our impatients and begonias have turned to a floppy mess by the frost - I got crazy and ordered quite a few different cultivars of anemones by mailorder which are being delivered sporadically now. Can't wait to see them next fall or spring in the case of "nemorosa".