Thalictrum Delavayi

Chinese Meadow Rue
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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

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Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer 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.