Thalictrum ichangense 'Purple Marble'

Thalictrum ichangense 'Purple Marble'

Meadow rue

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Thalictrum ichangense 'Purple Marble'
  • Common name: Meadow rue
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Plants in the Meadow rue genus, Thalictrum, have aquilegia-like leaves and bear large clusters of small flowers in shades of white, yellow, pink and purple. There are around 130 species, native to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, where they grow in moist and/or shady places such as in wet meadows and on riverbanks. Most species are happy growing in sun or partial shade, in rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Thalictrum ichangense  'Purple Marble' is a superb border plant, bearing tall flower stems on which fuzzy lilac flowers appear in early to midsummer. For best results grow in moist, rich soil in partial shade. Stake plants or grow them against a wall or fence, as they have a tendency to flop. Cut down the stems after flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

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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