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Meadow Rue

Thalictrum delavayi

Also known as

Chinese Meadow Rue

Pflanze-HoheWiesenraute1-Asio by Asio otus (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

1m

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Meadow Rue Overview

This is a herbaceous perennial with an upright habit, it typically grows to around 1.5m. Foliage is divided into many leaflets, leaves are oval in shape and flowers are small, coloured a beautiful lilac-mauve shade and bloom during the summer. Flowers measure around 2cm across and have prominent cream-coloured stamens in the centre.

Common problems with Meadow Rue

How to propagate Meadow Rue

Division

Divide in sprng as new growth starts.

Seed

Sow seed when ripe or in early spring.

Special features of Meadow Rue

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Meadow Rue

Flower arranging Summer interest.