Perennial

Anemone canadensis

Canadian Amenone, Windflower

  • Native
  • Common along bodies of water
  • Deep green, deeply cut foliage
  • Dense, spreading clump
  • Great groundcover
  • Early season, pure white bloom
This native charmer is not found in the garden much but is a stand out in the wild as it colonizes moist areas along bodies of water or stream banks in semi-shaded areas. Just because it's uncommon in the home landscape doesn't mean it shouldn't be there! You'll love its deep green, deeply cut foliage that forms a dense, spreading clump. Its ability to spread by rhizomes makes it a perfect groundcover for tough, moist areas while its early season, pure white, five petalled single bloom puts on a show in April and May for you and for your local native insects that prize its nectar. Give it rooms to move in one of those moist, somewhat shaded areas of your yard and get ready to reap the landscape reward!
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Native
Native
Partial Shade
Partial Shade

Characteristics and Attributes