Hardy, late summer to fall-blooming perennial
Description: Pure white, 6 to 9-petaled, slightly cup-shaped flowers with distinctive yellow stamens rise on long, narrow, branching stems above basal growth of trifoliate, dark green foliage
Habit: Flower stems grow 3-4 feet tall by bloom time; 1.5-2 feet wide; spreads by rhizomes, sometimes aggressively
Culture: Prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained, fertile soil
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 through 8
An early cultivar of A. x hybrida, Honorine Jobert was introduced by M. Jobert of Verdun, France, in 1851, and named in honor of his daughter. Called simply "a beautiful plant" by William Robinson in The English Flower Garden (1883), 'Honorine Jobert' provides late-season flashes of bright white that stand out nicely when planted in masses in front of a dark background such as a hedge of boxwood or yews, or along a painted fence. Further benefits include sturdy stems that typically do not require staking, flowers that are great for cutting, and good deer-resistance.