Thalictrum minus 'Adiantifolium’

Thalictrum minus ‘Adiantifolium’

Dwarf 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 not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does 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 minus 'Adiantifolium'
  • Common name: Dwarf meadow rue
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

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, 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.

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Dwarf meadow rue, Thalictrum minus ‘Adiantifolium’, forms clumps of dainty fern-like foliage, from which 60cm stems bear tiny yellow-brown flowers in July and August. 

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Fo best results, grow Thalictrum minus ‘Adiantifolium’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Cut down stems after flowering and divide in autumn or spring. Be careful when pruning as the sap can irritate the skin. 

How to grow Thalictrum 'Adiantifolium'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

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 not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does 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 Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do 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 not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Thalictrum 'Adiantifolium' and wildlife

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

Is Thalictrum 'Adiantifolium' poisonous?

Thalictrum 'Adiantifolium' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock