I needed a plant to cover an area around my native roses and rock garden. Anemone canadensis, the common name is Windflower, filled in the area and always looks lush. Plant Windflower in low moist ditches and partly shaded areas. However, my colony is doing well in a dry area. Windflower is currently in bloom as shown in my photos. This plant does spread but not aggressively where I have it planted.
More information on Anemone Canadensis http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b330
Paula Ziegler is a local resident who has a concern for the fate of bees, butterflies and all wildlife which inspires her to find solutions to creating wildlife habitat gardens that fit into the look of the neighborhood. Her hope is that you enjoy her blogs and perhaps start a wildlife garden of your own! Learn more about Paula at https://www.facebook.com/paulayourgardenkeeper