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Meadow Rue

Thalictrum spp.

Thalictrum aquilegifolium04 by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Meadow Rue Overview

Thalictrum is a genus containing around 157 herbaceous perennial plants also known as meadow rue. They produce divided, glaucous blue-green foliage and petalless, fluffy sprays of tiny flowers with many long stamens. These are usually pink, purple or white. This genus does not have the clearest of boundaries and is in need of further taxonomic study.

Common problems with Meadow Rue

How to propagate Meadow Rue

Seed

Propagation is by seeds when fresh in the autumn.

Division

By division in the spring.

Special features of Meadow Rue

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Meadow Rue

Grown for their divided foliage and fluffy flower heads. Does well at edges of woodland gardens.

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