Thalictrum delavayi

Thalictrum delavayi

Meadow rue

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Thalictrum delavayi
  • Common name: Meadow rue
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1m

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Thalictrum delavayi is a pretty perennial. From mid-summer to early autumn, it produces airy clouds of lilac to white flowers. It's perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border and makes an excellent cut flower. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Thalictrum delavayi in moist soil in partial shade. To propagate, divide plants as soon as growth begins in spring.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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