If you are battling invasive plants in your yard, it is recommended to plant natives right after you clear an area that can help out-compete the invasive. Anemone canadensis, or Canada Anemone, can be just that plant if you have an area of moist, rich soil in partial shade to full sun. Think…wooded edge that gets a lot of leaf dump in the fall.
There are many benefits to using the Anemone canadensis in the fight against invasives. This native spreads quickly by rhizomes, and while you might want to rethink placing it in your front garden beds, you definitely want a native plant that can hold it’s own against stubborn outsiders.
Perfect for naturalizing moist areas, it is also a very cute, flowering plant with bright green leaves that add great texture to the landscape. You will see sweet 2-inch white flowers starting in May standing atop stems that can range from 5-30 inches.
Most of the time these are avoided by deer and rabbits as the leaves are known to be an irritant. (Same goes for household mammals!)
Fun Fact: Native People historically used the roots and leaves as an astringent and to stop bleeding.
source: grown from seed from Maine. Wild Seed Project, southern Maine.
second source: grown from seed originally from Minnesota. Prairie Moon Nursery.
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Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)
SIZE AND POT INFORMATION:
More details coming in May
type: herbaceous perennial sun needs: part sun/part shade water needs: average, moist height: 12" plant spacing: 1/sq ft bloom time: May, June bloom color: white
good plant companions
Grow it alone or in a meadow planting with grasses and other wildflowers to keep it in check
salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur. deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)