Thalictrum 'Black Stockings White'Thalictrum 'Black Stockings White'

Thalictrum ‘Black Stockings White’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


This lovely and vigorous Thalictrum has the striking black stems of T. 'Black Stockings', but with white flowers. So many visitors commented on it in our field we had to introduce it. The white flowers are arranged in large puffs, showing off the black stems. Great crown count. Blooms the first year, but much better after a winter chill.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 28″ / 16″ / 28″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July

Common Name Meadow rue
Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Thalictrum
species aquilegiifolium
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time May, June, July
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Black, Green
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Upright, Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? The black stems of 'Black Stockings' with shorter habit, more crowns (more flowering stems), white flowers, and pink seed heads.
Landscape Value Excellent accent plant in the mid border, large container, mixed beds, and woodland gardens.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 28" / 16" / 28"
Soil (Garden) Prefers moist, humus rich soils, tolerant of average soil.
Water (Garden) Average to moist.
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Pollinator Attractor
Comments May appreciate afternoon shade in very hot regions.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 0.5 – 1.5
pH 6.1 – 7.5
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes A cold treatment or a winter much improves the quality of the bloom.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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