Thalictrum Delavayi

Chinese Meadow Rue
$16.95 ea.
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Clouds of Misty Lavender Flowers
See-through clouds of misty lavender flowers, like dangling jewels, nod on branching wiry stems. Each finely-sculpted flower erupts with glistening thread-like yellow stamens. Vertical, narrow and airy; the statuesque flower sprays dance above lacy, textured foliage. The species Thalictrum Delavayi was awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society. Meadow Rue delightfully creates a dream-like effect as it sways with the summer breezes. Softens a garden with thicker-foliaged perennials. Plant where it will not be subjected to strong winds. Nectar-rich flowers will be visited by bees and butterflies.

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Plant Type Perennials


Height Tall 3-5'

Spacing Plant 2-3' apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 4-7

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Thalictrum General Information

Thalictrum feature lacy, fine-textured foliage with airy flowers on wiry-branched, airy flower sprays. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Thalictrum Plant Care

To provide support without inhibiting its graceful, ethereal movement, plant against a wall or fence and avoid areas with strong, blustery winds. Prefers moist, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Large clumps may be divided in spring as new growth begins.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.


  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March


  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October