Thalictrum, Meadow Rue 'Elin'

Thalictrum

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thalictrum (tha-LIK-trum) (Info)
Cultivar: Elin

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Medium Purple

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 6, 2016, Ancolie88 from Innsbruck,
Austria (Zone 6b) wrote:

Elin is a wonderful and very tall Thalictrum hybrid. It has a fine coloration and grows well in my garden under a tree. Last year it did grow higher than me, so I had to look up to its thousands of small blooms

Neutral

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

A robust hybrid between Thalictrum flavum var. glaucum and Thalictrum rochebrunianum.

This was a disappointment for me. It was promoted as a giant hybrid (to 12'tall!) , and it is distinctly taller and bigger than T. rochebrunnianum. But the flowers are much smaller, less intensely colored, and much less showy. The purple sepals are small and make less impact than the cream-colored stamens.

The foliage is attractive.

It's been longer-lived for me than T. rochebrunnianum, but I find the flower display is much less impressive. I haven't observed seedlings.

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