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27/10/2013 at 20:08

I've got a few rhizomes for an Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' from the garden centre and there are no planting instructions. I've planted a load of wood anemones today but these look completely different, almost like a bare root plant. I'm not even sure if it's best to plant them now or in the spring as they are Autumn flowering.

Any advice would be much appreciated, I can't find anything online! 

Many thanks, 

Julie

27/10/2013 at 20:15

If they look dry, give them a soak and plant. If you have some protection such as a cold frame, I would put them in there (in a pot)for the winter, and then in their final position in spring. If you dont, then get them in final position. Leaving a root to dry out even further will probably mean it will take a number of years to get going.

Japanese anemones are totally different from anemone blanda and de caen, which come from corms. What you have there is a rootstock for a perennial plant.

27/10/2013 at 20:35

Thanks for the advice. Ah so it's a root stock, I assume I want the top above the soil? Sorry for asking such a stupid question. 

27/10/2013 at 20:41

You need to plant them now, they won't last til spring if you dont. 

Do you think these are newly packaged up or left over from earlier in the season? In the garden these are flowering now, getting owards the end maybe. I wouldn't expect to find them for sale as just a root now.

27/10/2013 at 20:50

I've had them for a few months  thinking that they needed to be planted in Autumn but they are Autumn flowering so should of been planted in Spring I think. I'll soak them and put them in pots. I could try overwintering them in the greenhouse. I don't have much luck with Japanese Anemone's as much as love them, I lost a few that I planted from pots... I so wanted some white flowers for a border in shade.

27/10/2013 at 21:09

I don't have much luck in getting them started either, though one clump has established. I tried Honorine and an un-named white, both dead. I've just been given another white and hope it will survive. Maybe I should pot it up and nurture it a bit. It's a couple of bare roots and only been in the ground a day or tow.

27/10/2013 at 21:26

These didn't cost much unlike the established ones I planted from pots. About half of those didn't survive. I've decided they are not the easiest of plants to grow and I'm not buying any more.  

27/10/2013 at 21:29

It's something I've found in the past. Some very invasive plants are very hard to get going.  chinese lanterns and lily of the valley, are another 2.

27/10/2013 at 21:40

They don't like being dry or darker shade, very temperamental.

28/10/2013 at 10:45

i have soaked them and planted them,but I have a feeling I have planted them up side down.The nobble bits up ,I wonder.

28/10/2013 at 10:47

I would expect the nobble at the top, roots taper away to nothing as a rule

30/10/2013 at 12:07

That's good I'm planting them the right way up  Frosts this morning, I got most of my bulbs in the ground. Looking forward to a spring display now. 

30/10/2013 at 13:03

Hi!! I bought three honorine jobert from t & morgan back in feb this year. They've done remarkably well & are flowering nicely at the moment. They're planted in a mostly east facing bed but do get lots of sun during the summer. T&M have a video on the site showing how to plant them if thats any help Blue Rose?

30/10/2013 at 19:22

Get them in pots ASAP ..  Water well.  Agree "nobble" bits on top.  Not too large a pot either.  Just enough to hold the root.

These days I don't grow jap anemones but used to sell lots of them.  At this time of year they will settle in well. They can take a while to flower but,paradoxically can also flower in their first summer.  They can be temperamental as Blue Rose has already said.  

30/10/2013 at 19:24

I put my recently acquired roots in the ground Verdun, last W/E. Was that a bad move?

30/10/2013 at 19:31

Hiya nut.  I expect they will be fine.  I just found I had more reliable growth from pots. Leave well alone now I think but mark where they are

30/10/2013 at 19:37

Thanks Verdun, I can never remember where anything is if I can't see it

I've dug up bulbs 'unexpectedly' half an hour after I planted them

30/10/2013 at 19:59

I understand that nut.  Can't mark every bulb can we?  However, I do put in little sticks to mark new bulb plantIngs 

30/10/2013 at 20:36

If you plant stuff in pots at this time of year you can overwinter them with some protection, and when you come to plant them next year you can see properly where the gaps are . I did this with fritillarias and erythroniums last autumn, and was able to integrate them into established colonies of similar plants without damaging what was already there.

30/10/2013 at 21:31

Hiya Woody.  A man after my own heart.  Exactly what I do too for the same reasons

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