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Thalictrum thalictroides (Rue Anemone)

Rue Anemone, Anemonella thalictroides, Syndesmon thalictroides

Thalictrum thalictroides,  Rue Anemone, Anemonella thalictroides, Syndesmon thalictroides, White Flowers
Thalictrum thalictroides,  Rue Anemone, Anemonella thalictroides, Syndesmon thalictroides, White Flowers

Thalictrum thalictroides (Rue Anemone) is a charming woodland perennial boasting white to pinkish flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with 5-10 petal-like sepals and a dense cluster of small green pistils. Blooming for about 3 weeks in mid to late spring, the delicate flowers appear in loose clusters atop reddish-brown stems and rise above a lacy whorl of 3-parted, dark-green leaves. This small, delicate-looking plant is quite tough, as both leaves and flowers tolerate hard frosts in spring. Rue Anemone becomes dormant in summer.

  • Grows up to 6-10 in. tall and wide (15-25 cm).
  • Thrives in humus-rich, moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates full shade. Best planted under deciduous trees. It prefers dappled sunlight during the spring, but tolerates considerable shade later in the year.
  • Fits beautifully in wildflower gardens, woodland gardens, or rock gardens.
  • Easy to grow, Rue Anemone is generally pest and disease free.
  • Propagate by division, root cuttings or seed.
  • Native to eastern North America.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Thalictrum
Common names Meadow Rue, Rue Anemone
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Northeast, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Midwest, Indiana, Illinois, Southeast, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Southwest, Oklahoma
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought, Dry Soil
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden
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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Thalictrum
Common names Meadow Rue, Rue Anemone
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Northeast, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Midwest, Indiana, Illinois, Southeast, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Southwest, Oklahoma
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought, Dry Soil
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden
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