Hardy, spring-blooming North American perennial
Description: Single, five-sepaled, greenish-white, upward-facing flowers rise on erect stems with whorls of deeply-divided leaves partway up the stems; distinctive, thimble shaped seed heads
Habit: Grows 1-3 feet tall; spreads by rhizomes to form colonies; does not spread as aggressively as other anemones like A. canadensis
Culture: Prefers full sun to part shade and dry to moist, well-drained soils; tolerates full shade
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 2
Origin: North America
Attributes: Deer resistant; Drought tolerant; Groundcover
This tough yet graceful native wildflower, which is widespread through eastern and central North America, was included in Carl Linnaeus’ Species Plantarum (1753) and in John Clayton’s Flora Virginica (1762). An attractive groundcover that bears showy white flowers in late spring, Tall Thimbleweed is tolerant of deer, drought and deep shade, and naturalizes in many areas of the garden including rocky slopes, borders and woodlands.