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Last updated 26/3/20 10:28.
Commonly known as Meadow rue
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.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennials
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
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