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Anemone canadensis (Meadow Anemone)

Meadow Anemone, American Meadow Anemone, Canada Anemone, Roundleaf Anemone

Anemone canadensis, Meadow Anemone, American Meadow Anemone, White Flowers, White Anemones, Woodland Flowers

Anemone canadensis (Meadow Anemone) is a robust perennial producing masses of upward-facing, brilliant white flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), adorned with a bouquet of contrasting yellow stamens. Blooming in mid-spring to early summer, they are borne atop erect hairy flowering stems clothed with broad, deeply cut, and sharply-toothed leaves. Meadow Anemone spreads vigorously from underground rhizomes and will gradually form large colonies. A vigorous ground cover for a difficult wet spot.

  • Grows up to 12-24 in. tall (30-60 cm) and 24-30 in. wide (60-75 cm).
  • Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun or part shade.
  • Undemanding, this Anemone is a welcomed addition to prairies and meadows and can be near streams, ponds, or water gardens.
  • Generally pest and disease free. Keep an eye out for leaf spots, downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust, caterpillars, flea beetles, and slugs. Deer resistant.
  • Propagate by division.
  • Native to North America.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Anemone
Common names Windflower, Anemone
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 9" - 3'
(23cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average, High
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, Rocky Mountains, Northeast, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil
Garden Uses Bog Gardens, Ground Covers, Ponds And Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Anemone
Common names Windflower, Anemone
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 9" - 3'
(23cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average, High
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, Rocky Mountains, Northeast, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil
Garden Uses Bog Gardens, Ground Covers, Ponds And Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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