|Common Name||Meadow rue|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||July, August|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple|
|Foliage Color||Black, Green|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Growth Habit||Upright, Clumping|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||48" / 24" / 58"|
|Soil (Garden)||Prefers moist, humus rich Soil (Garden)s, tolerant of average Soil (Garden).|
|Water (Garden)||Average to moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Pollinator Attractor|
|Comments||May not bloom until 2nd year.|
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.
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|EC||0.5 – 1.5|
|pH||5.8 – 6.8|
|Fertility Needs||150 – 200 ppm|
|Notes||A cold treatment or a winter much improves the quality of the bloom.|
|Finish Time to 4″||6 – 8 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||—|
|Day Length for Flowering||Long Day|
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