Windflower | Plant Profile
Windflower (Anemone canadensis) or Canada anemone are medium sized herbaceous perennials that are native to river margins in cool climates. Upward-facing white flowers with yellow centers bloom in spring on this stems that reach above the body of the plant.
Windflower prefers average fertility, medium to wet, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. Full sun is generally only tolerated in climates with cool summers. If given too much shade, however, the thin flower stems may droop. These perennials may become invasive as they can spread rapidly via spreading roots. They can be divided from spring to fall if necessary.
Windflower are considered to be attractive wildflowers. They are best grown near ponds or streams and allowed to naturalize, as they may overtake weaker plants in a garden.
Windflowers are herbaceous perennials that are native to cool, wet conditions. Herbaceous perennials refer plants that die back to the ground every winter, but the roots remain and new foliage emerges each spring. These perennials colonize wetlands and water margins. Some wind protection may be required as the long thin stems can break in strong winds.
There are few serious insect or disease issues that plague Windflower. Caterpillars, beetles, and slugs may snack on the foliage. Mildews and molds may appear in areas with poor air circulation.