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Yellow meadow rue

Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum

This classy specimen has beautifully textured, blue-gray foliage. Its summertime pale yellow flowers are petalless and fringed, occurring in clusters atop chalky bluish gray stems. Plant at the back of a border; it may require staking.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsLike many meadow rues, dusty meadow rue earns it place in the garden with its foliage alone. It will do well as a backdrop or see-through plant in a mixed border and is suitable for a wild or woodland garden as well. Plants grow to 3 feet high and 2 feet wide.

CareProvide moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. It may require staking. Most 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
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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