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Thalictrum delavayi

Meadow rue

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Hardy perennial

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Thalictrum delavayi

Plant details

Thalictrum delavayi produces numerous tiny flowers that create a fluffy effect when seen from a distance. Species of Thalictrum are grown for their attractive foliage and flowers. Smaller species work well in a shady rock garden and larger species are useful for the back of a border. They grow best in a moist soil in partial shade. Slugs may be a problem and they are susceptible to powdery mildew in dry conditions. Thalictrum delavayi produces lilac flowers with long yellow stamens.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Thalictrum

Species: delavayi

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: July to September

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