The Plant Store will re-open for sales the week of May 13th, 2024 for local pickup

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.
  • I'm currently working on shifting the store part of this site over to more complex software that will allow for filtering by multiple plant traits and making wish lists of species you would like to order, so please bear with me when it comes to announcing the exact species offerings for 2024 (there will be lots, including some species not previously offered).

Thalictrum pubescens, Tall Meadow Rue

Thalictrum pubescens

Tall Meadow Rue

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Average to high moisture settings
  • 3' to 7' in height, 2' to 3' in spread
  • Early to Mid Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native Species, Thrives in high moisture settings in woodlands or meadows

Tall Meadow-Rue thrive in wet soils in full sun, where they will tend to reach 5’ to 7’ in height and bloom in July, they will also grow in slightly drier areas in partial shade, where they will tend to be a bit shorter and bloom a bit later. 

Their fluffy white flowers are followed by bright green seed heads which are visually striking in their own right. Quite a bit taller than they are wide, I’d suggest planning for a 2’ to 3’ spread when finding them a home. 

In their book A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla list them as a specialist host plant for 11 species of insects including the Pink Patched Looper, Canadian Owlet and  Bold-feathered Grass moths (moth common names can be so cool).

In the high moisture, sunny settings they pair beautifully with Joe-Pye-Weed, Swamp Milkweed, Wrinkle-leaf Goldenrod Ironweed and Steeplebush. In dryer (but not DRY), shadier settings I’d suggest planting them alongside Red Monarda, Thimbleweed, Poke Milkweed, Heart-leaved Aster and Zigzag Goldenrod. 

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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality