The Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone, otherwise known as the Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ or Japanese Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’, Windflower ‘Honorine Jobert’, Anemone x hybrida ‘Alba’, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and slow growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its dark green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone Care Guide. So let’s dive in.
The basic care guidelines you need to remember for your Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone are the following:
- Water: The Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone grows best with regular watering to keep the soil moist during the dry season. Reduce watering once the plant is established.
- Light: Keep your Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone belongs to the Ranunculaceae family, and the genus Anemone, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ (uh-NEM-oh-nee).
As with other Anemone’s, the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
You might be wondering why your Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone’s native region is important. Well, if you know where your plant originally came from, you’ll know which environment conditions it prefers, and with it, knowledge on how to replicate it at home.
With this in mind, the Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 5 – 8 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone is a relatively slow grower, which makes things easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, how big does the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…
The Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ can grow up to 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm) in 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm).
These dimensions make the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 18″ – 24″ (45cm – 60cm) free so the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ grows best with regular watering to keep the soil moist during the dry season. Reduce watering once the plant is established.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and moist properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone prefers to have soil with good drainage, and moist properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
This is why most experts agree that the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone requires soil with high organic matter, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (late), and during the fall.
You can expect your Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone to flower around the summer and in the fall months from July to September (summer), and from October to December (fall).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its long bloom season, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone produces some beautiful white, or white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone have a beautiful dark green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a compound (pinnately, bipinnately, palmately) arrangement in its leaves.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for wet soil, salt and animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ will be fine.
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Most Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, coastal garden, and in prairie and meadow styles.
In particular, the Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in underplanting roses and shrubs, others use it for landscaping in a cutting garden, rock garden, container, mass planting, or a woodland garden.
Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Hosta, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Astilbe will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone in your garden or home.