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Columbine meadow rue

Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Also known as

Greater meadow rue, Meadow rue

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.4m

Max

50cm

60cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Columbine meadow rue Overview

Thalictrum aquilegifolium is an attractive, deciduous, branching, upright perennial with a clumping habit. The leaves are very distinctive, coloured blue-green and deeply lobed and the purple-pink flowers are fluffy and pom-pom like. Grow in rich, moist soil with a sunny or partially shaded spot. You won't need to divide for 4 to 5 years and only then if it is required for propagation.

Common problems with Columbine meadow rue

How to propagate Columbine meadow rue

Seed

You can propagate from fresh seeds in the autumn.

Division

Division in spring. You can mulch to protect your plants if you divide in autumn.

Other uses of Columbine meadow rue

Border, wildflower/meadow, foliage. garden plants. Spring/summer interest.