On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' is an outstanding garden plant for the Mid-Atlantic region. It is an old garden hybrid and is sometimes sold as Anemone Japonica 'Honorine Jobert' or A. x hybrida 'Alba.' Once established, it is relatively low maintenance and has showy white flowers from August through frost. When grown in good garden soil and protected from hot dry conditions and afternoon summer sun, it should eventually naturalize and spread into colonies up to two feet across. It does not perform well in poorly drained soils or particularly excessive winter dampness.