Meadow rue (Thalictrum rochebrubeanum and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9) is a perennial native to Japan that forms large, 3-foot-tall clumps of muted green foliage and sprays of delicate lavender flowers in summer. The cultivar ‘Lavender Mist’ is a bit taller at 5 feet and has striking, dark purple stems. Meadow rue prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, rich soil.
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