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Thalictrum flavum (Yellow meadow rue)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thalictrum flavum

Other names

Yellow meadow rue

Genus

Thalictrum Thalictrum

Species

T. flavum - T. flavum is vigorous, erect, clump-forming perennial with pinnate, blue-green leaves and erect panicles of fragrant, fluffy, yellow flowers in summer.


Thalictrum flavum is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Contact with foliage may irritate the skin.

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut down stems after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Thalictrum flavum (Yellow meadow rue) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Staking may be required.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Thalictrum flavum

Other names

Yellow meadow rue

Genus

Thalictrum Thalictrum

Species

T. flavum - T. flavum is vigorous, erect, clump-forming perennial with pinnate, blue-green leaves and erect panicles of fragrant, fluffy, yellow flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Contact with foliage may irritate the skin.


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut down stems after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thalictrum flavum (Yellow meadow rue) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Staking may be required.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

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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Thalictrum flavum

This plant favours alkaline soils. It is commonest in the flood meadows and fens of eastern and central England. This is a good general nectar source for flies and bees and also the food plant of… read more

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