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Thalictrum actaeifolium 'Perfume Star' (Meadow rue 'Perfume Star')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.7m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thalictrum actaeifolium 'Perfume Star'

Other names

Meadow rue 'Perfume Star'

Genus

Thalictrum Thalictrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Perfume Star' _ 'Perfume Star' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with pinnate leaves divided into blue-green leaflets and, in summer, branching stems bearing large panicles of fragrant, lavender flowers with linear, white-tipped petals.


Thalictrum actaeifolium 'Perfume Star' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact with foliage may irritate the skin.

Flower

Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back in autumn.

Propagation

Divide carefully in spring every 3-4 years. Divisions may be slow to establish.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Thalictrum actaeifolium 'Perfume Star' (Meadow rue 'Perfume Star') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wildflower, Underplanting, Prairie planting, Low Maintenance, Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, City, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Dislikes very hot summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Thalictrum actaeifolium 'Perfume Star'

Other names

Meadow rue 'Perfume Star'

Genus

Thalictrum Thalictrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Perfume Star' _ 'Perfume Star' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with pinnate leaves divided into blue-green leaflets and, in summer, branching stems bearing large panicles of fragrant, lavender flowers with linear, white-tipped petals.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact with foliage may irritate the skin.


Colour

Flower

Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back in autumn.

Propagation

Divide carefully in spring every 3-4 years. Divisions may be slow to establish.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thalictrum actaeifolium 'Perfume Star' (Meadow rue 'Perfume Star') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wildflower, Underplanting, Prairie planting, Low Maintenance, Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, City, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Dislikes very hot summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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