Meadow rue

Thalictrum isopyroides

Photo/Illustration: 
Linda Wesley
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Meadow rue (Thalictrum isopyroides)
Synonyms:  Thalictrum 'Afghanistan'
Genus:  Thalictrum
This species has exquisite tiny foliage that looks somewhat like parsley but with a steely blue cast. The leaves clothe stems that reach up to 18 inches in height. In early summer, it bears tiny greenish yellow flowers in starlike clusters. Plants grow to about 18 inches wide.
Care:  Provide moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil in full sun. Most Thalictrums are late to emerge in mid- to late spring.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame when fresh. Divide as new growth appears in spring.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, white smut, leaf spots, slugs.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Waterside
Style
Meadow Garden,
Woodland Garden,
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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