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Thalictrum ‘Black Stockings’

This tall beauty has long, nearly black stems, contrasting green leaves and is topped by fluffy lavender pink flowers in large flat – topped corymbs. Very showy for the back of the border. Needs to be vernalized to bloom.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 48″ / 24″ / 58″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): July, August

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Common Name

Meadow rue






Plant Type



US Patent #

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Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit


Size (HT/W/FL HT)

48" / 24" / 58"

Finish Time

Bloom Time


Growth Rate

Most Active Growing Season

Flowering Season

Flower Color


Leaf Color



Prefers moist, humus rich soils, tolerant of average soil.


5.8 – 6.8



Special Uses


Nutritional Needs

150 – 200 ppm


Dormant in winter.

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings.

Water (Garden)

Average to moist.

How Different?

It has striking black stems when grown in the sun.

Landscape Value

Has lacy foliage, black stems, and colorful flowers. Use in the back of the border, in mixed beds, or in the woodland garden.

Finish Time to 4"

6 – 8 weeks


May not bloom until 2nd year.

Grower Notes

A cold treatment or a winter much improves the quality of the bloom.

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