Anemone - Canada (Anemone canadensis)
As far as ground covers go, this is the real deal. Blooming from May through June, Canada Anemone is quite hardy. Its low stature can even keep it out of the way of a lawn mower if you so choose. While it will reseed readily if populations are large enough, it mostly spreads by rhizomes. In only a few seasons, a few plants can quickly become a beautiful mat of white flowers. Even when not in bloom, the foliage is quite attractive. Plan wisely when planting this species. Its hardiness coupled with its tendency to spread may cause it to overwhelm smaller plants.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium
Height - 12 inches
Bloom Time - May, June
Bloom Color - White
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.