Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thalictrum or Meadow Rue

I love this amazing plant, it grows some years in my garden, has a graceful foliage that reminds Columbines, with which Thalictrum is in one botanic family.


Thalictrum is unusual perennial with fragrant flowers, without petals. It has straight stems up to 2 m tall, delicate leaves are shiny on the upper side. The flowers are small, numerous, gathered in paniculate inflorescence. Immediately after the buds are opened, its petals fall off and numerous stamens remain. 



The flowers are getting similar to the fluffy balls or brushes. Inflorescence resemble a light cloud, painted in white, red, yellow, purple, lilac or burgundy depending on the Thalictrum species and varieties. Numerous stamens are much longer than the petals.
Meadow rue is decorative, unpretentious and well tolerated northern climate. It grows well in the sun, in little shading and even under the trees.



This plant is thriving even on infertile areas, only it needs enough moisture. Thalictrum grows especially lush, with large, bright buds on fertile, nutrient-rich soils, is winter-hardy and does not require any special care.

Do you grow Meadow rue in your garden or would you love to? Thank you!





31 comments:

  1. Oh, what beautiful fowers ! Nadezda, your garden is a floral paradise !
    Great photos !
    Greetings :)

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  2. They are beautiful Nadezda. I started some from seed which should bloom next year or the following year. The ones I am growing are a bit different (rochebrunianum). We have a native one growing in the woods here (Thalictrum dasycarpum) but it is not as attractive.

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    1. Thalictrum rochebrunianum is nice too Alain! It has petal that are more than my Thalictrum aquilegifolium has.
      Thank you!

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  3. Wow...so beautiful! I have never seen this plant before. Both of the color and shape are so beautiful. Interesting that this plant grow as perennial. So each year you can enjoy the beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes Endah, it's perennial plant and it has seeds now. So I will have more meadow rue next year!

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  4. Your Thalictrum pictures are so beautiful Nadezda. Yours are the Thalictrum aquilegifolium I think, for mine are a bit different. I have the Thalictrum flavum and the Thalictrum rochebrunianum.

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    1. You're right Janneke: mine is Thalictrum aquilegifolium! I think your Thalictrum flavum has yellow flowers and Thalictrum rochebrunianum is pink. Am I right? But they both are pretty!

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  5. Wow!What a beauty Nadedza!I have never seen this plant before!!
    So preety colours!Your garden looks like paradise with all those wonderful flowers!!Great shots!!
    Have a lovely week!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you Dimi, have a nice Thursday!

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  6. What an usual plant with such lovely flowers. They really do look like clouds in your pictures.

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  7. What lovely photos, especially the last one. I've heard of this plant, but have never seen it. So thank you.

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  8. I love that Thalictrum, it is very different to the one I grow here in the uk which is like a powder puff!

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  9. The blooms are so lovely. I started some from seed three years ago and still have not gotten any blooms yet. I am hoping to see something this summer.... I hope. LOL!

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    1. I do hope too Lona! I bought this meadow rue in a pot but it didn't bloom the first year in my garden. So you have to wait a little..

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  10. Preciosos los de color rosa. Buen nombre de cepillos suaves les has dado:))))
    Buenas noches.
    Un beso.

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    1. Esta flor es muy atractiva. Gracias Laura!

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  11. Maybe a white one would fit in my blue and white border, I'll look out for one!

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    1. I think Thalictrum suits to many flowers, the white one grows near spirea and they look well. Thank you Sue!

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  12. Beautiful flowers and pictures! Happy and sunny weekend, Nadezda!

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    1. Oh yes, Satu the weather is fine this weekend. I'm sure you will spend nice time!

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  13. What a gorgeous plant, and not one I've heard of before so thanks for introducing it to me. I'll have to look out for it and see about adding some to my own garden.

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  14. Hello there Nadezda girl !
    I too love thalictrim and have a hugely tall one growing one the long side of my garden "splendide" is the sub name I think.. I have another one on the opposite side and a sweet little one called Evening Star ... I can't wait to see blooms on the big one though !
    Your pictures are wonderful ... sometimes it is very difficult to get good pictures .. but you cracked it !
    Joy : )

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    1. Hi Joy!
      Glad you liked my pictures, it was very important illumination when I took photos, because the flower is thin and transparent. Thank you!

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  15. I also love and grow this wonderful plant. It's so cheerful and gives the flower beds such an airy feeling!

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