Meadow rue

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Thundercloud'

Meadow rue - Thalictrum aquilegiifolium  'Thundercloud'

Common Name: Meadow rue
Genus: Thalictrum
Species: aquilegiifolium
Cultivar: 'Thundercloud'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Beautiful fluffy plumes of rich lilac-purple flowers with dark purple stamens are produced from June and July over attractive columbine-like foliage. The dainty blooms of this early flowering meadow rue provide an excellent contrast with larger flowered plants. Perfect for a border in partial shade the stems need supporting with brushwood or garden canes.

  • Garden care: Divide plants as new growth begins in spring, divisions may be slow to re-establish. In autumn cut back flower stems to the ground.



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