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

Two little white Anemone canadensis flowers with a yellow centers
Anemone canadensis
One flower bud that is not open on Anemone canadensis
Flowers beginning to bloom - Note deep divisions in leaves
big green patch of Canada Anemone
In the right spot Canada Anemone can push back invaisve species. In the wrong spot, Oh dear!

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. 
A Patch of seemly happy Canada Anemone flowers
Canada Anemone

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