Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
‘Splendide’ forms a lacy mass of green foliage with tall, burgundy stalks bearing clouds of lavender mauve flowers with cream stamens. It typically blooms from mid through late summer. Both foliage and flowers alike are wonderful in fresh cut bouquets; it is a nice alternative to baby’s breath.
Meadow Rue is a lovely delicate architectural element for the sunny, moist border or woodland garden. Staking will likely be required if absolute verticality is desired, but it can look just as nice if left to lean against taller neighboring plants.
Origin: Not Native to North America
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Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
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Consistent water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Thalictrum prefers dappled shade, though it will grow in full sun in northern regions if adequate water is provided. Plant in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. The open, airy habit of this perennial allows you to plant it closer to the front of the border with darker colors behind for an interesting see-through effect. Do not disturb it once it is established. It will live for many, many years without the need for division.