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Thalictrum ichangense 'Purple Marble'

Meadow rue

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Thalictrum ichangense 'Purple Marble'

Plant details

A superb border plant where plenty of humus has been dug into the soil, Thalictrum ichangense  'Purple Marble' sends up a superb array of flower stems, which are topped by a hazy, fuzzy show of purple flowers. They add a marvellous, gentle effect in midsummer, contrasting well with more stately, formal plants. In open, exposed areas the plants may need to be supported.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Thalictrum

Species: ichangense

Cultivar: Purple Marble

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lilac

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: September to November

Flowering period: March to April

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