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Thalictrum isopyroides (Meadow rue)

Thalictrum isopyroides Photo/Illustration: Linda Wesley

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Thalictrum isopyroides Common Name: Meadow rue 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.
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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing, Waterside
Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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