I have two small collections of Anemone x hybrida which have gradually spread their underground rhizomes to form bigger clumps. White ‘Honorine Jorbet’ is in a shady spot by the back gate and set off by the feathery foliage of Fennel, and pale pink ‘Richard Ahrens’ which enjoys the north side of a large Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof’ in the middle garden.
Both varieties are beautiful in their simplicity, and despite their fragile appearance are sturdy, weatherproof plants which are reliable and fully hardy. They light up a shady spot and provide height and colour where others might find the conditions difficult. They are easily propagated by taking root cuttings when flowering is over in November.