Anemone japonica 'Honorine Jobert'



Common name/s ?

Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’, Japanese thimbleweed and Japanese windflower.

Skill rating



Discovered in Verdun, France in 1858.

Type of plant ?

Herbaceous, deciduous perennial.

Hardiness zone ?

RHS zone


EGF zone


USDA zone


Eventual size

1.5 metres tall by 1 metre spread.

Growth rate ?

Fast, gets to final height in a couple of years' growth.

Shape it grows into

Long stemmed, upright plant.

Season/s of interest

Flowers in summer.

Where to grow it

Happy in full sun or part shade.
Prefers well drained to moist soil.

Happy in any type of garden soil so long as it isn’t too wet in the winter. It can be planted in any aspects (including exposed sites). It doesn’t like to be moved, so choose its spot carefully!

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'


Dark green, 3 lobed leaves. Saucer shaped, single, 6 to 9 tepalled, flowers are white (tinged pink underneath) with yellow centres.

Slightly toxic – please see ‘other useful information’ below.

What to use it for

Good for flower borders/beds, cottage gardens and coastal sites.

How to look after it

May require some support (eg pea sticks) if they are grown in an exposed site to prevent them flopping over.

Mulch around the plants in autumn. Lift and divide clumps if they spread too far.

How to prune it

Cut back to ground level in late autumn once it’s flowered.

How to propagate it

By root cuttings in autumn or winter; they will usually flower within 2 to 3 years.

They can also be divided in the spring or late summer, although this can lead to a check in growth. The plants often spread by themselves, creating new clumps which can be lifted and planted elsewhere, rather than having to divide the parent plant.

Common problems

Can spread rapidly once it’s established and become difficult to manage.

Slugs, caterpillars and powdery mildews can be a problem.

Other useful information

Can cause a mild stomach upset if eaten and skin contact can cause irritation.

Has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.