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

Two little white Anemone canadensis flowers with a yellow centers
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 -

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 further information - 

Visit the Illinois Wildflower website

Plant Provenance for Anemone canadensis -

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. 
Small snake hiding in a pile of leaves sticking out its red tongue
Hey! This is my Anemone patch!
A Patch of seemly happy Canada Anemone flowers
Canada Anemone