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Thimbleweed Plant is an appealing ornamental option that produces fluffy seeds that will appeal to many gardeners. They fit well into many gardens or lawns and are very easy to care for with minimum difficulty. However, plants of this type are prevalent and must be carefully controlled to minimize invasive potential.
And please note that they are poisonous if consumed in large quantities, so keep away from curious children or pets prone to eating plants. However, the potential for poisoning is rare, as the skin inside a person or animal's mouth will react heavily when exposed to this plant.
Thimbleweed Plant Growth Traits
Typically, this plant can have a surprising range of sizes, usually getting up to two feet or so. However, some rare plants may get as tall as three feet or so and produce white fluff fruits about one inch in size. Smaller plants may top out at no less than one foot in height.
Reasons for this variation in height include different genetics, changes in particular growth conditions, and much more. You're not likely to get a one-foot plant to grow to three feet if it maxes out at the lower level, but steps like improved fertilization may help obtain some limited benefits.
Thimbleweed Plant Appearance
The plants of this flower are conspicuous and easy to spot and should be about 1.5 inches across when they are entirely in bloom. Expect a greenish-white appearance that looks somewhat like a thimble. That appearance is what gives this plant its name.
Expect the thimble to produce a cotton-like look after frost, which should be pretty apparent almost immediately. You will also get clustered leaves about halfway up the plant's stem, leaves that produce an engaging and appealing look that makes it a good option for many homes.
Thimbleweed Plant Bloom Details
As mentioned, you can expect the flowers of this plant to produce a white color most of the time. However, the bloom can also be green and brown, depending on the year and the temperature. Expect the best flowers throughout May to July and potentially later if the temperatures remain warm.
Typically, this plant can bloom well in many environments. It is available in just about every state in the United States and is present across almost all of southern Canada. Typically, it thrives best in woodlands, prairies, fields, meadows, and around forest edges.
Thimbleweed Plant Growing Conditions
Growing this plant requires planting seeds in the fall or early spring. Plant them in acidic soil with a pH level of around 6.8 or 6.8-7.2. Please put them in either partial shade or sun and keep the soil dry to moist, depending on the temperatures and the current rain conditions in your area.
Thankfully, this plant is very resistant to problems like drought and cold, which explains its widespread throughout the continent. Soil types don't matter very much beyond the acidity mentioned above, though they should be reasonably rich with plenty of nutrients to keep them healthy.