Once upon a time, the newborn infant was placed upon a pillow filled with Meadow-Rue to ensure a prosperous life. Thalictrum means “to flourish,” and it does, with elegant foam-like sprays that resemble Baby’s Breath, and rounded finely-cut compound foliage. Tougher than it appears, Thalictrum is the perfect choice for a border or less formal setting.
You will never “rue” planting this winning European native. As it emerges in spring, tender mauve-tinted stems and foliage scramble skyward. By midsummer, gleaming and glaucous trilobed, silvery blue-green foliage adorns brawny upright stems. Erect, gossamer-like panicles of soft yellow burst upward in a frothy show.
Absolutely striking when planted in a drift with Phlomis russeliana and Spodiopogon sibiricus.
Size: 5' 0" – 6' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Thalictrum ‘Ankum’
- Thalictrum ‘Anne’
- Thalictrum aquilegifolium ‘Thundercloud’
- Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’
- Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitts Double’
- Thalictrum ‘Elin’
- Thalictrum rochebrunianum
- Thalictrum rochebrunianum var. grandisepalum
- Thalictrum ‘Splendide’
- Thalictrum ‘Splendide White’
- Thalictrum ‘Yulia’