Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)
    Buttercup Family
    A plant with 3 season interest, Thimbleweed starts by sending up 1’ flowering stalks. White flowers are actually 5 sepals surrounding a lime green thimble of stamens and pistils. The thimble will slowly turn into a dense, woolly mass of seeds that perch firmly atop the flowering stalks all winter long. Dark green basal foliage with purple accents and deep cut leaves remain mostly evergreen in our climate. This wildlflower works well in a woodland garden or a cottage garden. It pairs nicely with grasses, Ironweeds, and Goldenrods.

    Blooms: White, 2-3 weeks, May-June
    Leaves: Dark green, whorled, lobed
    Height: 2-2.5'
    Space: 1-2'
    Soil: Moist-Average-Dry
    Exposure:  Part sun-Part shade
    Fauna: Small bees and flower flies
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 2-9
    Seeds: ¾” green thimble slowly turns into a woolly mass that can last all winter
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Piedmont and Mountains, uncommon in the Sandhills
    Provenance: NC ecotype, seed grown