Thimbleweed, Anemone cylindrica


Thimbleweed is one of two flowers that formed the inspiration for the name of our business. The pasque flower and thimbleweed are both anemones and sometimes go by the name “windflowers.” Both plants tend to grow in dry hilltop settings. There they face reduced competition and have evolved to thrive in the dry windy landscape that other plants would find too difficult.

Thimbleweed is a fairly understated plant for most of the growing season. Its blossom is quite small and does not last long. It spends most of its summer fruiting into an elongated seed head that resembles a thimble. Its leaves are deeply lobed and provide significant visual interest in their own right.

It is during the fall that thimbleweed is the most noticeable on the landscape. The seed heads fluff up into white cottony balls to send their seed off with the wind!

Life Cycle: Perennial
Size: 2 feet
Sun: Full, Partial
Soil: Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Bloom Time: June, July
Advantages: Deer Resistant Highly recommended for home gardens


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