Thalictrum ‘Blizzard’ hybrid seeds – (Meadow Rue)

$4.10

A wonderful light-as-air plant for the summer border, which is long lasting, easy care and gives an airy grace to the garden.

Description

These are open pollinated seeds ofthe very beautiful white variety of Thalictrum Delavrayi . It produces small hovering shiny white flowers which shimmer like tiny parasols amongst delicate maiden-hair-fern like leaves. It flowers on into autumn. Its leaves are somewhat paler than the other Delavayi varieties. It is a beautiful addition to the summer border.

Foliage of plants that are under stress can turn completely purple, and sometimes plants which are grown in pots assume a purple tinge to their leaves.

It is a member of the buttercup family and grows high on hillsides in scrub in the North western Yunnan province of China, in ground that is often stony and acidic.

In gardens the plant seems to adapt well to a range of conditions, from full sun to dappled shade, in any reasonably well drained soil, and does not like to be waterlogged.  Try to protect it from winds by placing it next to a protecting plant on the windward side, so that you dont have to stake it, as its airiness is spoilt by staking. It is a very useful and pretty garden plant which does not seem to take very much care and increases a little in size year on year.

 

Sowing advice

Seeds can be sown at any time of the year .   Cover seeds very thinly with seed raising mix. Keep at about 20 deg C. If the seeds do not come up within 3 to 4 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. Enclose the pot/tray in a plastic bag to conserve moisture.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Family

Ranunculaceae

Maximum Height

90 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30