Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
‘Black Stocking’

Ebony stems perfectly complement ferny foliage and airy, flat-topped clusters of delicate lavender flowers. Reaching an impressive 4-6’ high by 2’ wide with attractive columbine-esque foliage and huge 2’ wide sprays of bee and butterfly attracting flowers, this is a great choice for the back of a border or as a vertical highlight at the edge of a woodland bed. Blooming in late Spring until late Summer with a bit of deadheading, the long stems make an excellent cut flower. Prefers evenly moist, humus-rich soil and good drainage. It’s best not crowded, both to enjoy its towering beauty and to maintain its health. Since it is herbaceous, we recommend cutting it back to 1” in the Winter. Colder regions seem to promote more profuse blooming the following year. Deer resistant.

Curious Plantsman

Average Water

USDA zones 5-11