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Thalictrum speciosissimum

Dusty meadow rue

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.6m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow-green
  • Leaf ColourGrey-blue

Description

Thalictrum speciosissimum (Dusty meadow rue). A low clumped perennial, which produces grey-blue foliage and yellow flowers in early summer. It will prefer to grow in a partially shaded setting with well drained, good quality garden soil. If you divide in the autumn, you should protect your new plants with a good mulching, and also protect from strong winds.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Meadow rue

Origin

Portugal, Spain, N.W. Africa

Interest and use

Border, wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can grow them in sun or partial-shade in any well-drained soil, You can propagate from fresh seeds in the autumn or by division in spring.

Propagation

Divide in autumn, protect your new plants with a good mulching.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to powdery mildew and slugs.

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