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Commonly known as Meadow rue

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Genus of about 130 species of rhizomatous or tuberous perennials found by streams, in meadows and in moist, shady, often mountainous areas worldwide (except Australasia) mainly in northern temperate regions.

Not related to true rue (Rutaceae) the name results from the similarity of the leaves. Rather an undervalued plant whose frothy flowers float on the breeze.

UK natives are T. flavum, common meadow rue, a plant of meadows and fens and common in southeastern England, alpine meadow rue, T. alpinum, much smaller and most common in northwestern Scotland and lesser meadow rue from northern coasts and Wales.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennials
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - bees and butterflies. Taller species make excellent backgrounds in a border. Good for wild or woodland gardens.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - northern temperate regions worldwide
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich

Buy Varieties of THALICTRUM

THALICTRUM aquilegiifolium 'Thundercloud'  AWARD

THALICTRUM aquilegiifolium 'Thundercloud'  >

Commonly known as: Meadow rue.
Plumes of fluffy lilac purple flowers with dark purple stamens with attractive foliage
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

THALICTRUM delavayi 'Album'

THALICTRUM delavayi 'Album'  >

Commonly known as: Meadow rue.
Large panicles of pure white flowers with lime green foliage
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

THALICTRUM delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Meadow rue.
Maidenhair foliage, filmy double mauve flowers
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

Useful extras...

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Tall circular wire plant support
The Harrod tall circular plant supports add sculptural structure to any border, ideal for plants such as dahlias, delphinium, lupin, penstemon, shrub roses, hollyhocks, poppies and foxgloves.
6 options from £36.00

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Spiral plant support
These flat-top spiral supports hold plant stems and come in packs of 3
2 options from £11.95

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Link stakes
Link stakes plant supports are made from dark olive-green powder coated galvanised steel wire (up to 6mm thick), merge seemlessly into the background.
4 options from £28.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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