Thalictrum pubescens - TALL MEADOW RUE or KING OF THE MEADOW

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Native wildflower with conspicuous flower in full summer, excellent for bees, butterflies and other insects.

Taller and quite narrow, upright clumps, usually about 4-5' tall x 2' wide (can be taller or even lower, depending on conditions). White flowers in from beginning of July till August.

Half shade, dappled shade are the best, but with wet feet (especially in cooler areas) can be grown in full sun. Too dark shade means leggier stems.

Average moist (medium) to medium-moist to slightly wet soils. Average soils, to loam or loamy clay, organic richer soils.

Attracts bees, butterflies and is host plant for several species of butterflies, moths and beetles.

Native to eastern part of USA and Canada, where it grows in moist meadows, thickets and swamps. See the USDA distribution map.

Some tribes of Native Americans used it as herb for treating bleeding nose, or gall troubles or for seasoning salmon.

For flower beds in half shade, cottage gardens, naturalistic or prairie gardens, pollinator or butterfly gardens, for naturalizing.

Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep pot

Picture copyright : Fritz Flohr Reynolds, Flickr