Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


 Anemone canadensis - Canada Anemone

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Anemone canadensis

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has a wonderful map showing the natural range of Canada Anemone
Native Plant of the Year - LEAP - Landscaping for Biodiversity with Ohio Native Plants - Cleveland Metroparks Technical Report 2017
Anemone canadensis
Anemone canadensis
Wildlife Significance - Canada anemone
Pollen Source - Andrenid and Halictid bees collect pollen, Minning Bees, Small Carpenter Bees, Sweat Bees, Yellow Faced Bees, Syrphid flies feed on pollen, Dance Flies

Nectar Source For - Dance Flies (Family Empididae)

Benificial Preditor insects Attracted - Flower Bug (Orius insidiosus), Dance Flies, (Family Empididae) are mossqitoe preditors

Deer - This plant contains the chemical Protoanemonin, making it less desirable to deer and other mamals. It also can be a skin irritant

For more details on this plant visit the Illinois Wildflower website

Plant Provenance for Anemone canadensis - Canada Anemone - Mother plant from a friend, Berea, Ohio 2013 - Nodding Onion Gardens - 2014 to present

Cultivation Information

 Canada Anemone

Sun - Part Shade
Soil - Wet - Moist - Note* our is in a dry, partly shady area and still needs to be held in check 
Blooms - June - May

Flower Color - White -  White flowers are lovely on a woodland edge

Height - 1 to 1/2 ft
pH - 5.0 to 6.0

Hardiness Zone - 3 to 8

Spreads - by roots runners - useful in "fighting" invasive plants, is "pushy" in the wrong spot.

Containers - Raise in bottomless containers to control spreading. 
snake living in theCanada Anemone
Hey! This is my Anemone patch!
Anemone canadensis
Canada Anemone