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  • Thalictrum lucidum Shining meadowrue Z 4-8

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

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    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.

  • Thalictrum minus ‘Adiantifolium’ Fernleaf meadowrue Z 5-9

    Yellowish flowers in spring

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    In spring loose panicles of tiny yellowish flowers top fern-like ornamental foliage, 3′ tall.

    Size: 36" x 24"
    Care: part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: Attracts Black swallowtail butterfly
    Awards: Rated as excellent by the Chicago Botanic Garden.

    Grown by English herbalist Gerard in the 1590’s.

  • Thalictrum polygamum syn. T. pubescens Tall Meadowrue, King of the meadow Z. 4-8

    Showy, delicate ivory stamens July to September

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    Showy, delicate ivory stamens July to September

    Size: 3-8’ x 4’
    Care: part shade to shade in moist soil
    Native: along streams & ponds from Newfoundland west to the Mississippi River & south to Mississippi
    Wildlife Value: Attracts Black swallowtail butterfly
    Awards: Rated as “excellent” by the Chicago Botanic Garden
    Size: Iroquois smashed this Meadowrue to wash their heads and necks for nosebleeds. They also used it to remedy gall ailments. For the Montagnais its leaves flavored salmon.

    Thalictrum is from Greek meaning “to flourish” or “look green.”  Collected  before 1793. Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

  • Thalictrum rochebruneanum Lavender mist meadowrue Z 5-8

    Airy clusters of lavender blooms

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    Lacy, fine-textured, bluish-green, pinnately compound, columbine-like foliage topped by pendulous, lavender-purple flowers with yellow stamens July-September in airy clusters rising well above the foliage to 4-6′ tall. Extraordinary en mass.

    Size: 4-6’ x 30”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Japan
    Wildlife Value: Attracts Black swallowtail butterfly

    Collected for gardens before 1878. Likely named for Alphonse Trémeau de Rochebrune (1834-1912)