|This photo shows how from a bit farther away, the flowerheads just look like big pastel puffs |
Attractive flowers and foliage. We had this in our garden years ago, but that time it lasted only two seasons. Finally, after several attempts at starting them from seed, we have produced flowering plants. Hopefully, these will last longer in our garden. The cushy side garden location, with morning sun and afternoon shade, should provide just the conditions they need, so that we can continue to enjoy their frothy lavender flowers in late May.
||ordinary garden soil, not too dry
||needs cold stratification to germinate; perhaps a warm stratification is also required, before the cold.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||early July|
|Cool fruit follows the flowers |
|Prim buds |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Linda||Jul 23, 2006||Hello, Great site you have, very informative.
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium survives quite well in my zone 3 garden, with or without mulch. Very hardy plant.|
|PD Wythe, Mn||Dec 22, 2008||I managed to get a few plants started a few years ago and this past summer had spectacular blooms. I collected seed in July and as an experiment, sprinkled seeds in a closed container outside in hot sun/part shade. The suprise was about 90% germination a week later. So, maybe warm/humid is the secret to germinating them. |
- Seed from '01 trade. Baggy, 35F (9w)-70F (no germination)
- Same seed as above. Baggy, 70F (25d)-35F (6w)-70F (1w, no germination)
- Seed from '03 trade. Baggy, 70F (23d)-35F (4w)-70F (70%G, 8-15d)
- Seed for 'Atropurpureum' from '06 trade. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (25d; no G; moldy)
Seed for 'Album' from '06 trade. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (8w; no G)
- Seed from '07 garden. Removed husks. Baggy 35F (7w) - 70F (69%G, 6-14d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (no G, 2w; moldy)
- Seed from '09 garden, stored cold until sowing. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (94%G, 3-12d)
- Seed from '14 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (87%G, 9-15d)
Seed loses viability quickly. Cool storage conditions probably help.
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