Deer Resistant Plants

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  • Thalictrum aquilegifolium Meadowrue, Feathered columbine Z 5-9

    Strikingly delicate lavender plumes

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    Thalictrum aquilegifolium    Meadowrue,  Feathered columbine  Z 5-9
    Strikingly delicate looking lavender plumes on 3′ tall foliage resembling a columbine.

    Size: 36" x 18"
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe and North Asia
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    In 1629 Parkinson, apothecary to James I and later, botanist to Charles I, called this “Tufted columbine” a descriptive name, the flowers are tufted and the leaves resemble those of a columbine.  Ancient Romans used it to cure ulcers, the plague and “the Faundife.”  Romans stuffed children’s’ pillows with the flowers to bring them wealth.  Liberty Hyde Bailey described Thalictrum aquilegifolium as:  “A good garden plant and frequently planted,”(1913). Cultivated in U.S. since 1700’s.

  • Thalictrum dasycarpum Purple meadowrue Z 4-9

    Panicles of delicate dangling ivory flowers May to July, purple stems

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    Thalictrum dasycarpum    Purple meadowrue Z 4-9
    Panicles of delicate dangling ivory flowers May to July, purple stems.

    Size: 4-5’ x 2’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to moist soil
    Native: All North America except Atlantic & Pacific coasts and northern Canada, Wisconsin native

    Collected for gardens by 1842.  Used by Native Americans to enliven horses by giving them seeds or rubbing a poltice on their muzzles. (Pawnee & Lakota)  Meskwaki, Ponca & Potawatomi used as an aphrodisiac.  Potawatomi smoked a mixture of this and tobacco before meeting their woman.  HoChunk used it to perfume smoke. For Potawatomi smoking dried seeds brought luck in hunting.  Ponca boys made flutes from the hollow stems.

  • Thalictrum dioicum Early meadowrue Z 5-9

    Chartreuse blooms in spring

    $10.25/bareroot

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    Thalictrum dioicum       Early meadowrue    Z 5-9
    Hanging chartreuse blooms dangle from the stems in spring

    Size: 30" x 24"
    Care: shade to part shade in moist or moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: Quebec west to No. Dakota, south to Georgia, Wisconsin native

    Cherokee made an infusion of the root to cure nausea and diarrhea.  Iroquois used it to remedy sore eyes and heart palpitations.  The plant also would “make you crazy.”  1st collected by Rev. John Banister who moved to colonial Virginia in 1678.  A gunman mistakenly shot and killed him while he collected plants.  Thomas Drummond collected this on the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains before 1800.

  • Thalictrum lucidum Shining meadowrue Z 4-8

    creamy, fluffy puffs, smelling of roses, atop glossy, dark green leaves

    $10.25/bareroot

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    Thalictrum lucidum  Shining meadowrue  Z 4-8
    In midsummer creamy, fluffy puffs, smelling of roses, atop glossy, dark green leaves. Tall, dark & handsome.

    Size: 3-6’ x 20”
    Care: sun to part shade, moist to moist well drained soil
    Native: France & Spain
    Awards: Rated as excellent by the Chicago Botanic Garden.

    Lucidum means “bright, shining.”  Collected before 1736.