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Anemone virginiana - Tall Thimbleweed

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay

Height: 2 - 3 feet

Spread: 1 - 2 feet

Blooms: June, July, August

Root: Rhizomatous

Habitat: Prairies, Savannas, Open woodlands, Woodland borders, Limestone glades

Landscape uses: Wooded edges, Woodland planting, Part shade borders

Complimentary Plants: Wild Columbine, Ohio Spiderwort, Hairy Beardtongue

Wildlife Value: Small bees and flower flies visit the flowers occasionally for pollen 

Seed Origin: Clearview, Ontario

Germination Code: C(30)


Photo credits: #1 by Eric Hunt, #2 by Hameltion,  #3 by Sundaura Alford-Purvis, #4 by SeabrookeLeckie

Anemone virginiana - Tall Thimbleweed

  • This interesting plant offers different focal points throughout the year. During early summer, white flowers bloom, which are soon replaced by long-lasting thimble-shaped seedheads. During the fall, these seedheads slowly distintegrate into white cottony masses that remain attractive all winter. It can grow in a variety of conditions and tolerates woodland shade, so it good along a fence line or house that receives part sun during the day.

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