Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Canada Anemone (Anemone canadense)
    Buttercup Family
    Fast growing, full sun, native ground covers are hard to find, but Canada anemone is one of them. While not found in NC, it can be found just north in VA & beyond. Deeply lobed basal leaves rise just 6” off the ground. Solitary flowering stalks produce 1” flowers which consist of 5 white, petal like sepals surrounding the yellow stamens and anthers. Spreading by rhizomes, it can form a dense mat in ideal conditions. Make sure you site this plant accordingly, as it can easily overrun other plants. Dry, shadier conditions temper its spreading significantly.

    Blooms: White, 4-6 weeks May-June
    Leaves: Bright green, deeply dissected, simple
    Height: 1’
    Space: 1-2’
    Soil: Average-Wet
    Exposure:  Full Sun-Part sun-Part shade
    Fauna: Small bees and flower flies collect pollen, host plant for 2 moth species
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 2-9
    Seeds: ¼” spiky, egg-shaped capsules singly perched atop a flowering stalk
    Native Status: Northeast native 
    Provenance: Unknown, asexually produced