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Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thalictrum 'Elin'

Other names

Rue 'Elin'

Genus

Thalictrum Thalictrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Elin' _ 'Elin' is a vigorous, erect, clump-forming, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial with pinnate, blue-green leaves and dark purple stems bearing large, loose, terminal panicles of fluffy, lavender flowers in midsummer.


Thalictrum 'Elin' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

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 down spent flower stems. Cut to the ground in late autumn.

Propagation

Divide every 3-4 years in spring. Does not set seed.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Quite robust, but may require some staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

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 'Elin'

Other names

Rue 'Elin'

Genus

Thalictrum Thalictrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Elin' _ 'Elin' is a vigorous, erect, clump-forming, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial with pinnate, blue-green leaves and dark purple stems bearing large, loose, terminal panicles of fluffy, lavender flowers in midsummer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

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 down spent flower stems. Cut to the ground in late autumn.

Propagation

Divide every 3-4 years in spring. Does not set seed.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Quite robust, but may require some staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

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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