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Anemone Whirlwind ~ Double White Japanese Anemone, Thimbleweed, Windflower

The Anemone Whirlwind is one of the tamer of the Japanese anemones. In the early Fall little can beat this perennial for producing loads of flowers. Anemone whirlwind grows 18" to 2 feet tall and spreads up to a foot a year. This is one plant that can usually grow faster than gophers will eat. Not that any plant is really up to holding off a hungry hoard. Anemone Whirlwind does well in Full sun or light shade near the coast and can take a little more shade inland.

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Japanese Anemone Whirlwind