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Thalictrum 'Black Stockings'

Meadow Rue

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

A tall, willowy perennial

Fluffy mauve flowers on glistening black stems

Elegant foliage

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Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' is a tall, willowy perennial that produces an abundance of fluffy mauve flowers on glistening black stems during the height of summer. Meadow Rue is perfect for filling gaps in woodland gardens and shaded borders, particularly as the elegant foliage provides an ideal backdrop for smaller perennials. Thalictrum plants can be incorporated into your shady border with almost any other plant; companions could include hostas, ferns or even larger-leaved plants such as Rodgersia. The foliage of Thalictrum can be added to summer bouquets for a delicate touch. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 75cm (30").

Height Up to 200cm (79in)
Spread Up to 75cm (30in)

Hardy Perennial

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sun or semi shadedappled shade

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Flowering Months


2 thalictrum plants in 2 litre pots (V59164P)
1 x 2 litre potted thalictrum plant (57929)

Grow Thalictrum plants in reliably moist, fertile soil. Choose a position in semi shade or dappled shade.
In autumn, remove the old foliage and faded flower stems. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the plant in spring.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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