YELLOW MEADOW RUE Thalictrum flavum

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A dense puff of protruding stamens emerge to create the yellow appearance of these flowers! Countless tiny fragrant flowers combine to create the most delicate appearance, and are contrasted sharply by the dark green lace-like foliage.

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 5-8, possibly cold as zone 4

Location: Sun or shade

Height: 4-5 feet, 48-60"

Seeds per pack: 10

Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:

Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.

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