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Thalictrum flavum (Yellow Meadow Rue)

Yellow Meadow Rue, Dusty Meadow Rue


Thalictrum flavum (Yellow Meadow Rue) is a robust, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial boasting a beautiful, lacy green foliage divided into many leaflets. In early to midsummer, clouds of slightly fragrant, fluffy lemon-yellow flowers appear above the foliage. Perfect, the flowers consist of pale yellow sepals and bright yellow stamens, and are held in an upright pyramidal panicle, 2-4 in. across (5-10 cm). Low maintenance, deer resistant, Yellow Meadow Ruet is fairly tolerant of warm, humid summers.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 2 ft. wide (60 cm). This plant may need staking.
  • Thrives in rich, humusy, moist, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Dappled shade is preferred. Keep soil moist but not soggy. Mulch in colder climates.
  • Fits beautifully in any beds and borders, cottage gardens, wildflower gardens.
  • Generally pest free. Keep an eye out for powdery mildews.
  • Propagate by seed or division..
  • Contact with foliage may irritate the skin.
  • Native to Europe, the Caucasus and Russia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 10
Heat Zones 9 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Thalictrum - Meadow Rues
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 10
Heat Zones 9 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Thalictrum - Meadow Rues
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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