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Anemone canadensis


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Windflower exhibits small white flowers that bloom above whirled leaves from May-July.

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In the Buttercup Family, this plant exhibits a small white solitary flower that grows above a whirled leaf in May-July. Grown together in clumps, it creates a seasonal green groundcover. Its natural habitat includes moist meadows, woodlands and streambanks. Its toxicity, which is a common trait amongst plants in the Buttercup Family, deters deer browse. Create texture in your shady garden by planting this delicate-leaved Anemone alongside ferns and other woodland natives. 

Plant Details:

Other Common Names: Canadian Anemone

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial, Groundcover

New Jersey Native: No

Bloom Times: Late Spring to Early Summer

Bloom Colors: White

Deer Resistance: High

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators

Salt Tolerance: Unknown

Hardiness Zone: 6a

Physiographic Region: Ridge & Valley - RV

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic, Sandy

Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist

Soil pH: Neutral, Slightly Alkaline, Alkaline

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Partial Shade

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 1 - 2 ft

Spread: 2 - 2.5 ft

Growth Rate: Fast