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June has been tagged as Perennial Gardening Month by PPA.  The main reason being is that June is a great month for seeing so many beautiful perennials in bloom.  Secondly, June is a great gardening month for planting perennials.
                Each year the PPA selects one perennial to highlight for the year.  The perennial plant of the year for 2016 is anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’.  The common name is Japanese Anemone or Windflower.
                A picture is worth a thousand words.  I wish I could include a picture of Honorine Jobert right now because this picture would help you understand why this particular perennial was chosen.  But, this is why we have the internet.
                Although anemone can be grown in hardiness zones 8 to 4, in our Richmond area anemones seem to do best when planted in partial shade with rich, well drain soil.
                Here are some personal qualities of anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’:
  1.  It has large green leaves and can grow to be 3 feet or more.
  2. Has a white flower and will flower from late summer through the fall.
  3. Anemones are a very low maintenance perennial.
  4. Honorine Jobert seems to flourish without insect or disease problems.
  5. Deer do not seem to bother this plant.
  6. Because of its growing size, it seems to go well with many other perennials and annuals in the shade garden.
So, have I convinced you enough to take advantage of June for planting perennials and come try anemone x hybrid ‘Honorine Jobert’ in your garden.         
                                                Happy Gardening
Posted: 6/2/2016 by Doug Hensel | with 0 comment(s)
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