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Anemone virginiana (Thimbleweed)

Tall Thimbleweed, Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone, Three-Leaved Windflower, Virginia Anemone


Attractive in gardens and meadows, Anemone virginiana (Thimbleweed) is a charming deciduous perennial producing masses of single, star-shaped, white flowers, 1 in. wide (2.5 cm), adorned with a slightly elongated, thimble-like mound of greenish stamens. Borne on upright stems, the blossoms rise above the foliage of deeply cut, dark green leaves, clustered in whorls halfway up the stem. Blooming in late spring to midsummer, the flowers are followed by ornamental, fluffy seedheads which persist well into winter. Slowly enlarging over time, Anemone virginiana is not as aggressive as most other Anemone species. This exquisite North American wildflower can be found in rocky or dry open woods or wooded slopes throughout central and eastern United States and Canada. It is a perfect addition to the shaded or woodland garden.

  • Grows up to 24-48 in. tall (60-120 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Tolerates full shade, drought, dry soils.
  • Undemanding and virtually pest-free and disease-free, this Anemone is a welcomed addition to woodland gardens. Deer resistant.
  • Propagate by seeds sown in fall or early spring. Older plants can be divided.
  • Contact with sap may irritate skin
  • Native to North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Anemones - Windflowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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