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Meadow Rue
Thalictrum 'Black Stockings'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thalictrum (tha-LIK-trum) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Stockings

Category:

Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cordele, Georgia

Suwanee, Georgia

Fallston, Maryland

Rockport, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Selden, New York

Aloha, Oregon

Dallas, Oregon

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Woodlawn, Tennessee

Petersburg, Virginia

Bellingham, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 19, 2014, atcps from WOODLAWN, TN wrote:

Love this plant. It grows to about three feet in my garden where it is a reliable perennial. Its airy lavender blooms show up about mid May in my Tennessee garden. It is not picky about sun or shade but would like a nice moist organically rich soil.

Neutral

On Jul 6, 2013, sbied from Aloha, OR wrote:

http://www.perennials.com says "Cut back to the ground in late autumn."