Meadow rue

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

Meadow rue - Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

Common Name: Meadow rue
Genus: Thalictrum
Species: aquilegiifolium

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

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

Fluffy plumes of pale mauve flowers in June and July held on upright stems above grey-green fern-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 though divisions may be slow to re-establish. In autumn cut back flower stems to the ground.


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