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**This plant is native to Northern Michigan

Growing Requirements:

  • Flourishes in well-drained soil
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Tolerant of various soil types, including loamy and sandy soils
  • Adaptable to a wide range of moisture levels
  • Hardy in USDA zones 3-8


Thimbleweed (Anemone cylindrica) is an enchanting perennial wildflower known for its unique cylindrical seed heads and delicate white flowers. Its adaptability to various soil conditions and low maintenance make it a versatile addition to gardens, meadows, and naturalized areas. This native plant not only adds beauty to the landscape but also attracts pollinators and provides habitat for wildlife.

Mature Size and Form:

In optimal conditions, Thimbleweed can reach a height of 2 to 4 feet with a similar spread. Its slender stems are adorned with lobed leaves and topped with clusters of delicate white flowers, followed by cylindrical seed heads, creating a picturesque display in gardens and meadows.

Benefits to the Local Ecosystem:

Thimbleweed offers several ecological benefits, enriching the local ecosystem and supporting biodiversity:

  • Pollinator Attraction: The delicate white flowers of Thimbleweed attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, enhancing pollination and promoting biodiversity in gardens and meadows.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The dense growth habit and seed heads of Thimbleweed provide habitat and cover for birds and small mammals, contributing to habitat diversity and ecological balance in naturalized areas.
  • Erosion Control: The fibrous root system of Thimbleweed helps stabilize soil and prevent erosion in gardens and meadows, making it an excellent choice for erosion-prone areas.
  • Visual Appeal: With its delicate flowers and unique seed heads, Thimbleweed adds beauty and charm to gardens, meadows, and naturalized areas, creating a serene and inviting outdoor space.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Thimbleweed is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal watering and care. It's an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a resilient and beautiful plant for a variety of landscape settings.