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Thalictrum actaeifolium 'Twinkling Star'

Twinkling Star Meadow Rue

Meadow Rue

Comments

A fine selection with light green, lobed foliage arising in spring, turning to a glaucous green; stately stems topped with lavender flowers; lovely massed along borders; will readily naturalize

Description

A fine selection with light green, lobed foliage arising in spring, turning to a glaucous green; stately stems topped with lavender flowers; lovely massed along borders; will readily naturalize

Landscape Attributes

Twinkling Star Meadow Rue is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Twinkling Star Meadow Rue is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Twinkling Star Meadow Rue will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

26 inches

24 inches

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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