Thalictrum – Meadow Rue, Feathered Columbine, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

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Thalictrum – Meadow
Rue, Feathered Columbine

These graceful, feathery
flowers add an airy appearance to the border of perennials.
The leaves are fine and resemble the foliage of the
Columbine. Some sorts arc natives of our woods, but
the cultivated species are superior in the size of their
plumy heads.

SPECIES. Thalictrum aquilegifolium.
White flowers, June, 3 feet tall.

T. adiantifolium (minus).
Yellow flowers, June to July, 1 foot.

T. dipterocarpum. Rose-purple,
yellow stamens, August to September, 5 feet. Not perfectly
hardy. Best stored during Winter in moss in a cellar.

T. glaucum. Golden yellow,
June to July, 4 feet.

T. Cornuti. Native, white,
July to Septemher, 4 to 5 feet.

T. dioicum. Native, purplish
and greenish, April to May, 1 to 2 feet.

UTILIZE. The Meadow Rues
are excellent for the border and, being refined plants,
may be planted in the intimate spots of the dooryard.
The cut sprays are exquisite for bouquets. T. dipterocarpum
is a sort of recent introduction with distinct flowers
having petals.

GENERAL. The plants do well
in well drained shaded places. T. Cornuti is especially
good for moist soil along streams.

PROPAGATION. The plants are
readily divided, but if seed is obtainable, it may be
sown.

 

 


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