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ANEMONELLA thalictroides

Image of Anemonella thalictroides

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

ANEMONELLA thalictroides

Plant Common Name

Rue Anemone

General Description

Rue anemone or windflower is a woodland perennial and wildflower native to the eastern United States. This wildflower is delicate and relatively small and best seen close up to admire. From early spring until summer it bears small, white or pale pink flowers above three-lobed, dark blue-green foliage.

Rue anemone will thrive in part shade to full shade. Plant in a rock garden, on a hillside or in a woodland area next to a path or large feature such as a fallen log or rockery. It will slowly establish to create a small colony. There are many long-lasting double-flowering cultivars (perhaps all the same selection): 'Rosea Plena', 'Schoaff's Double Pink', 'Schoaff's Pink'.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    4"-9" / 10.2cm - 22.9cm (5)

  • Width

    1"-2" / 2.5cm - 5.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    United States, Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, Canada

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Thicket/Colonizing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes