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Anemone virginiana

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: rich, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 1'-2'

Bloom Time: April, May, June

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, clumping, cottage garden plant, deer resistant, drought tolerant, fall interest, medicinal, naturalizing, poisonous, rock garden plant

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)
  • Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)
  • Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)
  • Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)
  • Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

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Description

Anemone virginiana

Also known as:

tall thimbleweed

,

large anemone

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Anemone virginiana is a showy wildflower with large divided green basal leaves. Each plant will produce several divided stems growing to 2' or more. These are topped with showy whitish flowers that give way to equally showy elongated, prickly seed heads that will persist into winter.

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most soil and light conditions except for deep shade. Mature plants are fairly drought resistant. Tall thimbleweed is a low maintenance plant that does not spread as aggressively as exotic anemones might. A good choice for cottage and rock gardens, or in the front of perennial flower beds where its low basal foliage will not obstruct other plants from view. This is a spring-blooming anemone: April through June. Very hardy: zones 3-8

Propagation

Propagate from seed. Mature specimens can be divided in early spring, before the flowering stems emerge.

Additional Notes

All green parts of the plant are toxic if ingested in large quantities. This species has been used medicinally as an expectorant, emetic and astringent.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Historical: RI

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Magnoliidae
Order Ranunculales
Family Ranunculaceae Buttercup family
Genus Anemone anemone
Species Anemone virginiana tall thimbleweed