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Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Meadow Rue)

Meadow Rue 'Black Stockings', Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Black Stockings'


Award-winning Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Meadow Rue) is a tall, herbaceous perennial with generous sprays of fluffy, bright lavender-purple flowers borne on tall, upright, jet-black stems. They rise above an equally attractive foliage clump of lacy, refined, green leaves, that is reminiscent of columbine, and remains good-looking throughout the season. Blooming from mid to late summer, this willowy plant is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies. Low maintenance, it is perfect for the back of partially shaded borders.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm). Stems may require staking.
  • Thrives in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Intolerant of hot and humid summers. Dappled shade is preferred. Keep soil moist but not soggy. Mulch in colder climates.
  • Fits beautifully in any beds, borders, cottage gardens or woodland gardens. Great for cutting too!
  • Virtually pest free. Watch for powdery mildew.
  • Deer and rabbit tolerant!
  • Cut down stems once flowering is over
  • Propagate by division in spring as new growth begins

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Thalictrum - Meadow Rues
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Pictures are courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Thalictrum - Meadow Rues
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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