Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for November 23rd - November 30th, 2004
This is 'King Henry' Japanese anemone, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'King Henry'.
It is a late blooming perennial that does well in evenly moist soil in sun or light shade.
Japanese anemones are hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8.
Japanese anemone looks best planted with other perennials or ornamental grasses that can help to give
it some support since it tends to flop over when it begins to flower. You can find 'King Henry' Japanese anemone
growing in the entrance area of the National Herb Garden
and near the entrance of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum.