Tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) in the Anemones Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 to 30 inches (30-75cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Pollinators: Self
Flies
Bees

Anemone virginiana, 2015, Tall Anemone, a-NEM-o-nee, 30 in. Peren

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 4:21 PM

Throughout the eastern United States, in open woods and meadows with good soil, Thimbleweed forms colonies whose size seems determined by available soil moisture and richness. Good soil means large colonies; drier means smaller Individual clumps of deeply cut leaved plants growing 2 to 3 feet tall. One inch flowers that are white with green centers and on 10 to 12 inch stalks flutter above the leaves in early to mid summer. The effect is cheerful and light. Tan fruits, which look like thimbles, follow in late summer. Grow Thimbleweed along a wood's edge or in light shade. It is a rapid spreader in good and moist soil, but will be much slower to spread in drier sites.

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