Thalictrum aquilegiifolium var. album

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium var. album

Meadow rue

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Thalictrum aquilegiifolium var. album
  • Common name: Meadow rue
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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. In their native habitats they grow in moist and/or shady places such as wet meadows or riverbanks. Most species, however, are also happy growing in sun or partial shade, in rich, moist but well-drained soil.

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Thalictrum aquilegiifolium var. album is a tall meadow rue, growing to a height of around 1.4m. It bears fluffy, pure-white blooms. It makes an excellent cut flower. 

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For best results grow in Thalictrum aquilegiifolium var. album 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.

How to grow Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

  • Plant size

    1.4m height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium and wildlife

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Thalictrum aquilegiifolium poisonous?

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

Verbena bonariensis
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Argentinian vervain