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
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
Pricing & Availability
Anemone virginianaAlso known as:
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.
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
Propagate from seed. Mature specimens can be divided in early spring, before the flowering stems emerge.
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
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
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