Anemone japonica hybrids - everyone knows them and all, except for people who have planted them previously in the wrong place (and have found that they are difficult to remove) love them. For late summer colour and dogged persistence they take a lot of beating and in this part of Somerset look particularly gorgeous planted against the Hamstone that so many older houses are built of. Their naming, and the distinction between the types is complicated and even impenetrable. The important features are colour, height and flowering time, even amongst the doubles there is variation between the numbers of petals on the same plants.

All these supplied from 9cm pots