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Meadow Rue ‘Black Stockings’ (Thalictrum)

Pot Size
Colour
Pink

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Meadow-rue has beautiful, lacy foliage a little bit like a Columbine or Maidenhair Fern in effect. This selection produces rather tall clumps, with near-black stems that bear huge clusters of bright lavender-magenta flowers in midsummer. Makes an unusual cut flower. Terrific in the woodland garden, or a moist sunny border. Stems may require staking. Clumps may be carefully divided in spring every 3 to 4 years if desired. Cut back to the ground in late autumn.

Zones: 5 - 9

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay

Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid

Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy


Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Mauve/Lilac

Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Very Large

Height
   120-180 cm
   47-70 inches

Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches

Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium


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