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A picture of a Thalictrum

Thalictrum

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

More images

Thalictrum delavayi
Thalictrum aquilegifolium, RBGE 2010, 3
A photo of Thalictrum
A photo of Thalictrum
A photo of Thalictrum

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

Special Features

Attractive flowers