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Dwarf meadow rue

Thalictrum kiusianum

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This garden gem forms a 6-inch-high mat of dainty, ferny foliage, and is perfect for a trough or a lightly shaded nook in a rock garden. In early summer, it produces a profusion of lavender blossoms which appear just above the leaves.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis miniature species can be grown in an alpine house or shady rock garden. 

CareGrow in moist, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Thalictrums are late to emerge in mid- to late spring.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame when fresh. Divide as new growth appears in spring.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, white smut, leaf spots, slugs.

  • Genus : Thalictrum
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers, Shade
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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