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