Possibly the most delicate and beautiful of all thalictrums, this rare but quite hardy plant has aquilegia-like foliage with heads consisting of masses of white, waxy, buttercup-like flowers, with prominent bright yellow stamens. It is found in small local areas on garrique in southern Spain and along the Mediterranean coast. In our gardens visitors sometimes mistake these plants for tall anemones, to which they are quite closely related. Very few good seeds collected.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Packet Content:8 (Approx)