Upright-growing plants with white flowers and thimble-like seed heads.
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-3 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: June – August
Suggested Uses: Thimbleweed is native to upland prairies. It grows well in rock gardens and sandy and gravelly soils. A great restoration plant! Flowers are white and give way to thimble-like seed heads that are soft and cottony when fully mature. The seed is very fun to collect! The seed heads dry well and make lovely additions to dried flower bouquets. Just collect them before the seeds start to disperse.
Native Range: Native to the Midwest and Northeast U.S. Native throughout Minnesota.
Flowers: The 1-2″ flowers have 4-9 petal-like sepals, no petals, and numerous stamens and pistils. The stamens and pistils from a thimble-like cylinder that extends up from the sepals.
Leaves: The whorled leaves are up to 3″ long. They are divided like the palm of a hand into pointed, oblong, toothed segments.
Other Names: Candle Anemone.
More Information: USDA plant profile