The name windflower is derived from the Greek word “anemone” which means the same thing. There are many kinds of windflower, most of which flower in spring, but the plant the flowers at this time of year is the Japanese windflower, or Japanese anemone.

The flowers are carried on tall, slender stalks and are very easily seen from a distance, thereby giving them the ability to make an impact in any bed or border in autumn.