I've fallen under the spell of Anemone 'Queen Charlotte,' I planted it almost exactly one year ago. It's time to start thinking about which perennials can be added to the garden and I'm planting more 'Queen Charlotte.'
The purple flowers and yellow throats are spectacular, stand over two feet in the garden dancing in the wind. I haven't watered the bed where the anemone is planted and it's blooming like a champ, it's great to have something flowering at the end of August and into September.
I chose one gallon containers when I planted mine, but if you could find it in smaller pots, the plant would be cheaper.
These plants have thrived in the dry soil, but it was enriched with lots of good compost and I feel that's made the difference.
Planting perennials now will give them a chance to get established before it gets cold. There's no instant gratification when planting now, but when you do it every year, the wonder of a new bloom is worth the wait.