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‘Hewitt’s Double’ Yunnan meadow rue

Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'

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This cultivar has some of the showiest flowers of the meadow rues. From mid-summer to early autumn, it bears tight, pompom-like clusters of lilac-mauve sepals atop wiry, purple tinted stems and delicately textured foliage. Plant toward the back of a border; it may require staking.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis Thalictrum is native to stream banks, shaded mountains, and moist meadows throughout Eastern Tibet and Western China. It does well as a backdrop or see-through plant in a mixed border and responds to the slightest breeze. It is suitable for a wild garden or woodland garden.

CareProvide moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Most Thalictrum are late to emerge in mid- to late spring. May require staking.

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, 9
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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