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Carolina Anemone, Carolina Thimbleweed, Carolina Windflower, Southern Thimbleweed
Anemone caroliniana

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Species: caroliniana (kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Franklin, North Carolina

Hockley, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 5, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Carolina Anemone, Carolina Thimbleweed, Carolina Windflower, Southern Thimbleweed (Anemone caroliniana)is endangered in Tennessee and Wisconsin. It is extirpated in Indiana.

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On Nov 22, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Carolina Anemone, Carolina Thimbleweed, Carolina Windflower, Southern Thimbleweed Anemone caroliniana is native to Texas and other States.