What was this year’s Perennial Plant of the Year? The Perennial Plant Association’s choice for Perennial of the Year 2016 may have just recently been announced, but the Honorine Jobert Anemone has been around for hundreds of years. Recorded in the English Royal Horticultural Society since 1848, this hybrid is ideal in our zone 7 because it is hearty, low-maintenance, great for companion planting and seems not to be of interest to deer and other pests.
This cheerful looking flower’s origins reach all the way to China where the anemona was originally discovered. The hybrid version we know today occurred in France and was sought after in the Americas during the time of the Civil War.