The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).
In Autumn, not only do the colors in the garden seem richer and more mellow, but textures also assume a more dominant role in plantings.
So while we cherish our natives, if we add a Japanese dogwood to our landscape that is a good choice too.
Every gardener, who values perennials that bloom in autumn, should have some Japanese anemones.
Since earliest times, the cone flower has been used for medicinal purposes.