A risqué name for what is, admittedly, a seductive plant. Thalictrums—the Meadow Rues—are elegantly long-legged plants, and Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' emphasizes its height with dark, almost ebony stems that complement perfectly the ferny foliage and airy, flat-topped clusters of delicate, lavender flowers that appear in late spring or early summer. A distinguished presence for the back of a border or the edge of a woodland clearing.
Partial shade and rich soil give best results. Thalictrum will take more sun if the soil remains evenly moist—mulch well in hot southern regions. Although Thalictrums prefer a moist soil, they will also perform well in an ordinary garden bed well enriched with organic matter.
This genus in the amazingly diverse Buttercup family includes some 130 species, most of them northerners. The form of the flower varies from species to species, but all are small and delicate and are generally carried on tall, slender stems that produce a delightful, airy effect.
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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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Thalictrum prefers partial shade and deep, moisture-retentive soil. Tolerates full sun in wet soil. If they reach their full height, plants may require staking or bushy neighbors to provide support.