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Thalictrum aquilegifolium

For sale by Jeremy Chadwick

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Flowers are slightly deeper purple colour than in photo. In a 38cm diameter bell pot (terracotta colour plastic)

Pot SizeTotal Price
20 litres

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Plant Finder: about Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Common names

Columbine meadow rue, Greater meadow rue, Meadow rue


Thalictrum aquilegifolium (Columbine meadow rue). This is a very attractive deciduous branched, upright perennial clump. The leaves are a very distinctive blue-green and deeply lobed and the purple-pink flowers are fluffy and pom-pom like. You should grow in rich, moist soil with a sunny or partially shaded spot. You won't need to divide for 4 to 5 years and only then if it is required for propagation.


You can grow them in sun or partial-shade in any well-drained soil. This perennial will need constant moisture and protection from strong winds.

Interest and use

Border, wildflower/meadow, foliage. garden plants. Spring/summer interest.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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