Anemone canadensis

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 6 Professionals
Species Native to Missouri
Common Name: windflower
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Native Range: North America
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 2.50 feet
Bloom Time: April to June
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil


Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils in part shade. An aggressive spreader.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This spring-blooming (May-June) meadow anemone is a Missouri native plant that grows up to 2' tall and typically occurs (often in large colonies) along rivers next to levees and on river flood plains, in low, moist meadows and in moist thickets. Flowers (2" diameter) are borne on erect stems above the foliage and feature five, white, petal-like sepals and numerous, yellow center stamens.


No serious insect or disease problems. Plants spread by underground rhizomes and can be aggressive in the garden.

Garden Uses

A showy, spring wildflower for naturalizing in moist areas of a wildflower or native plant garden. Also may be grown near streams, ponds or water gardens.