Thalictrum delavayi

Meadow rue

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Hardy perennial

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Thalictrum delavayi

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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.

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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