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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....

  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous perennials
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Tuberous - tuberous 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

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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
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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
Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020 - Dispatch will take place mid to late autumn.

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
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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