Meadow rue

Thalictrum rochebruneanum

Meadow rue - Thalictrum rochebruneanum

Common Name: Meadow rue
Genus: Thalictrum
Species: rochebruneanum

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

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to August

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

Large fluffy sprays of rosy-lavender or white flowers on striking reddish-brown stems above clumps of fern-like grey-green leaves. This versatile perennial is perfect for the back of a border in partial shade the dainty foliage and flowers provide an excellent contrast with coarser-leaved tall plants.

  • Garden care: Stake using ring stakes or brush-wood before the flowers appear. Cut back the stems after flowering. Add a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the plant in spring. Lift and divide congested plants in spring.

  • Goes well with: Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora, Eryngium variifolium, Echinacea purpurea, Veronicastrum virginicum f. album, Monarda didyma, Aconitum 'Bressingham Spire'.




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