Thalictrum delavayi 'Album'
- Position: full sun or lightly dappled shade
- Soil: moist, humus rich soil
- Rate of Growth: slow to average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Flowers: white
- Other features: leaves & flowers are good in flower arrangements
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Fluffy sprays of white flowers on upright, green stems above clumps of fern-like, grey-green leaves. This light and airy perennial is perfect towards the back of a herbaceous or mixed border. Best grown in moist, humus-rich soil, both the dainty foliage and flowers contrast well with the coarser-leaved plants usually grown at the back of the border.
- Garden care: Stake using ring stakes or brush-wood before the flowers appear. Cut back the stems to the ground after flowering. Add a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the plant in spring. Lift and divide congested plants in spring.
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Q:Thalictrum - Meadow Rue hardiness?
Hi there, My wife and I are new to plant selection so could do with your help before buying please. We are trying to add to an established garden, but want a low maintenance, grow back each year border area. Could you advise if Thalictrum 'Black Stockings'- Meadow Rue is suitable for growing in Cumbria? It attracted our attention whilst visiting RHS Rosemoor last summer,- I was thinking of planting it near an 8ft high N/West facing wall between other perennials for support if needed Any comments please? Thank youAsked on 4/1/2010 by Peter Brunton
A:Hello again, As it is fully hardy it can be planted out at any time of the year, but the best times are spring or autumn. Best regards, Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 6/1/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Hello There, It is difficult to tell you if a certain plant will grow in a particular garden in Cumbria, however these plants are fully hardy and will thrive in most fertile, moist soils in full sun or partial
shade. I'm sorry not to be more help, but it is a lovely plant. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 5/1/2010 by Peter Brunton
A:Thanks for that Helen. I was mainly concerned if we were too far North for it to survive. If I was to order some plants for planting out, what time of the year? Could you advise please.
ThanksAnswered on 5/1/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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