Monday, September 15, 2008

Fall Anemones

The fall anemones are starting to bloom. We bought about 11 different ones and two which haven't bloomed previously have set buds so I'm anxiously awaiting to see what the flowers look like. I'll post pictures as soon as they bloom. In the meantime here's what's blooming now.

There seems to be few blooms this year but the colored ones are much more vivid with saturated deep hues.

A. x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

A. x hybrida 'Whirlwind'

Unknown anemone. It looks like A. Robustissima tomentosa but blooms a month later. The bumblebees sure love it!

Anemone hupensis

Anemone 'Prince Henry'

A. 'Victor Jones'?

A. x hybrida 'Party Dress'


Blogger joey said...

A lovely fall anemone show, Ki. Thanks.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

How pretty. I wounder if I can grow them here.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Joey,
Thanks. The anemones make a wonderful early fall show just when the annuals are all pooped out. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Aunt Debbi/Kurt's Mom,
Anemones grow in zones 4 to 8 so you are at the top end of the scale. If you try one, I would suggest Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima' or A. 'Honorine Jobert' which are vigorous plants. They do best in part shade but in Texas I would plant them in shade with perhaps morning or late afternoon sun. They also require a fair amount of moisture so be sure to water them well. The flower stalks will tell you if the plant needs water in the blooming stage - they will wilt but recover quickly with watering.

3:45 AM  
Blogger joco said...

Hiya Ki,

You probably know this already, but I only just read it:

Anemones do not have petals or sepals. Or rather, the botanists aren't agreed on which of the two the 'floral leaves' around the stamens are.So they gave them the name 'tepals'.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Joco,
I remember reading about tepals but I didn't think it was in reference to anemones. The anemones sure look like they have petals but I believe you. Thanks for the info.

Ahhh, now I was in reference to anemones, A. nemorosa in particular. The back of the flower doesn't have the usual sepal if I remember correctly.

Thanks for visiting.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Les, Zone 8a said...

What a great collection. I was even familiar with a couple of the cultivars. Thanks for sharing.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Your fall anemones are quite lovely. I don't think they would do well this far south, but I would like to have more fall bloomers.

Always Growing

10:37 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Les,
I wrote a reply to your comment late last evening but somehow it didn't get posted. Thank you for your kind comments as always. I do hope to visit your blog soon as well as other blogs I used to read but unfortunately I've been quite busy tending to the affairs of elderly parents. Perhaps in a month or so. The are a very nice summer to fall transition flower.

Thanks for visiting.

Hi Jan,
You are in the same zone 8 as Aunt Debbi. They say anemones grow in zones 4-8 so you may be able to grow them. I would try a vigorous cultivar if you wish to try them.

6:30 PM  

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