Sunday, October 05, 2008

A Mystery Anemone and Others

This mysterious Anemone appeared as a volunteer. It doesn't resemble any of the other Anemones we have and I suspect it may be a cross between A. Tomentosa Robustissima and A. Victor Jones or perhaps a cross between the white Anemone, A. Honorine Jobert and the A. Tomentosa Robustissima. I do like the single, whitish petals outlined with pink and it bloomed the first year from seed. It is quite a nice entirely free addition to our collection of Anemones.

ANEMONE japonica Margarette

Anemone hybrida 'Party Dress' continues to exasperate. The tall thin stems are too weak to support the heavy double flowers so they fall over. The flowers are very lovely so I hope they will improve the breed to have stronger stems.

Anenome Japonica 'Whirlwind'

Anemone japonica 'Honorine Jobert'

Anemone japonica 'Max Vogel'?

Anemone Robustissima and Honorine Jobert together.

Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' grows very nicely in its favored location with afternoon sun.


Blogger Danny G. said...

Beautiful flowers and nice pictures.
Greetings from Argentina.

RoB Dangal TV

7:25 AM  
Blogger Les, Zone 8a said...

I am not sure, but I think my favorite part of Japanese Anenomes is the green in the middle.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Danny G.,
Thanks for visiting from Argentina. I bet you have interesting plants there especially since you must cover many climatic zones. Thank you for your kind comments.

Hi Les,

Now that you've pointed out the green boss in the middle, I can't look at the anemone flower without noticing them, though they make quite a display if you see a bunch waving in the wind standing 3-4 feet tall ... it may even make one forget about the green middle. :D Thanks for stopping by.

3:41 AM  
Blogger joey said...

The lovely anemone does seem to be a like a 'workhorse' in our fall gardens, Ki. I have certainly enjoyed the tenacity of mine. Happy October!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

The anemones are certainly the most conspicuous flower in our garden now, even more than the bright marigolds which are gamely hanging on. I guess the height of the anemone gives it more prominence. I agree, once they are established they are tenacious, even invasively so. Thanks for the October cheer!

4:51 AM  
Blogger kate smudges said...

Your Anemones are so lovely. It must be a beautiful sight to see them all blooming at once ... I love them.

11:34 PM  
Blogger joco said...

Hiya Ki,

My idea of a nice day out would be a guided tour around your well-stocked garden.
Failing that ( distance too great), could you ask for a video camera for Xmas? ;-)

7:04 AM  

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