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Anemone canadensis

Windflower

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Pure white, single flowers bloom above deep green foliage. A strong groundcover for moist, shady sites. Combines well with other spring-blooming perennials such as Polemonium, Sisyrinchium and Mertensia. Adds a fresh pop of color to shady areas of the garden. 


 

Benefits

  • Excellent groundcover for moist, shady areas
  • Pure white flowers with golden centers in spring
  • Highly desired by native woodland pollinators
  • Early nectar source for native butterflies
  • Spreads by rhizomes for easy naturalization
  • Carefree once established in the landscape

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize yearly with an organic fertilizer.


Height
12-24 in

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Spread
18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Native Range

Ditches, damp meadows, sandy shores and woodland floors from Northwest territories of Canada south to New Mexico and east to Virginia and New England USDA Distribution Map

Native Trivia

Supports conservation biological control which means it attracts predatory or parasitoid insects that prey upon pest insects. Today it is endangered in CT, KY and other part of its native range.

Good Companions
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans), Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Shade
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Ground cover
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Medium Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Humus-rich
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Native Habitat
Riparian, wetland
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Green
Uses
Border
Cut or dried flower
Erosion control
Mass plant
Naturalizes
Native to
Colorado
Connecticut
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming