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PlantFiles: Lavender Mist Meadow Rue
Thalictrum rochebrunianum

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thalictrum (tha-LIK-trum) (Info)
Species: rochebrunianum (ro-shay-broo-nee-AY-um) (Info)

7 vendors have this plant for sale.

26 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

6 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive coriaceous On Feb 12, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is an especially valuable garden perennial, with elegant architecture, beautifully divided foliage (looks a bit like columbine), and clouds of showy lavender flowers for a long season in mid-late summer. Stems are usually self-supporting. This can be a scrim or see-through plant that works in the front of a border as well as in the rear.

Habit is quite narrow-upright to 6' tall. To create a drift, spacing should be around 18".

Does best here with consistent soil moisture and some protection from the hottest sun.

Individual plants can be short-lived, but where happy they perpetuate themselves in the garden through self-sowing.

Positive Pocsmaven On Aug 25, 2012, Pocsmaven from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

I bought this plant at the end of last summer and it was an ethereal mass of lovely lavender flowers about 2 1/2 ft. tall at a time when not much was blooming. I was shocked in early May to find that it had grown to 6 ft. tall. (mild winter here in NE PA) Now it is at least 10 ft. tall and so gorgeous. This plant is a winner!

Positive ltalent On Nov 10, 2007, ltalent from New York, NY wrote:

Lovely, delicate bloom that lasts. Although meadow rue is gorgeous in a mass planting, a single plant can be used effectively in a patio garden because of its architectural spine. The lower leaves do fall off -- it's not your fault debilu -so it does need some maintenance. Cut to the ground in the fall.

Neutral debi_k On May 24, 2007, debi_k from S of Lake Ontario, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I planted this last year, and both last year and this year, some of the new leaf growth will wilt and dry. I checked the soil moisture and it seemed to be ok, it is in medium dappled shade - I'm not sure why I get some wilt, unless it needs a bit more sun. It seems to do ok otherwise - it still produces foilage and flowers.

Neutral SW_gardener On Mar 8, 2006, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

Ooopps! I posted the wrong plant! My comment's for Thalictrum delavayi. It's over there now.....

Positive PerryPost On Aug 16, 2005, PerryPost from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

Reseeds itself regularly. Best in a full patch with multiple plants because the flower head is so wispy that one plant won't show very well. Extremely strong stems, stays upright all season.

Kayzie, if you can collect seedheads from somebody or find seeds, this plant is pretty reliable for seedlings. Get enough of them started and some are bound to survive past the deer!

Positive Kayzie On Jun 28, 2003, Kayzie wrote:

This is an elegant plant. Sturdy stalk and yet with whispy delicate flowers. Put together with doppled sunlight and you have a meadow aesthetic from heaven. It was in my very first garden and when I moved I was so excited to plant one in my new garden, but alas, the deer loved it too----sheered the foilage of the branches right off and as the plant grew new foilage, the critter came back to eat the next newly grown gourmet meal I was offering in my yard. I am determined to have meadow rue in my life, I'm not just sure how.

Positive JudyCamp On Sep 27, 2002, JudyCamp from Littleton, MA wrote:

the plant will self seed and seeds will 'take' if they are in the right location (some what moist and partial shade). One of my favorite plants.

Neutral Terry On Aug 31, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

An elegant plant for the back of the border. Lacy foliage and lavender flowers appear in fluffy clusters in late summer.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska (2 reports)
Prescott, Arizona
Richmond, California
Sacramento, California
Broomfield, Colorado
Fort Collins, Colorado
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Milford, Connecticut
Dunwoody, Georgia
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Waukegan, Illinois
Hobart, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Marion, Iowa
Buckfield, Maine
New Portland, Maine
New Vineyard, Maine
Beverly, Massachusetts
Dracut, Massachusetts
Granby, Massachusetts
Reading, Massachusetts
Royal Oak, Michigan
Landfall, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
St Paul, Minnesota
Sparks, Nevada
Montclair, New Jersey
Lake Placid, New York
Marcellus, New York
New York, New York
Pittsford, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Silverton, Oregon
Ashley, Pennsylvania
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Laflin, Pennsylvania
Mount Cobb, Pennsylvania
Ladys Island, South Carolina
Farr West, Utah
Williamstown, Vermont
Arlington, Virginia
Sutherland, Virginia
Five Corners, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Walnut Grove, Washington



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