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Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Meadow rue 'Splendide')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thalictrum 'Splendide'

Other names

Meadow rue 'Splendide'

Genus

Thalictrum Thalictrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Splendide' _ 'Splendide' is an erect, robust, herbaceous perennial with pinnate leaves divided into numerous oblong, grey-green leaflets and large, open panicles of tiny, fragrant, lilac-pink flowers in summer.


Thalictrum 'Splendide' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact with foliage may irritate the skin.

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Divide in spring. Transplants may be slow to establish. Cut back in autumn.

Propagation

Divided every three to four years. Divisions may be slow to establish. Tends to self-seed readily.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Meadow rue 'Splendide') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun if soil is kept consistently moist. Growth is less vigorous in full shade. Water regularly in dry periods. Typically requires staking.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, 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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Thalictrum 'Splendide'

Other names

Meadow rue 'Splendide'

Genus

Thalictrum Thalictrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Splendide' _ 'Splendide' is an erect, robust, herbaceous perennial with pinnate leaves divided into numerous oblong, grey-green leaflets and large, open panicles of tiny, fragrant, lilac-pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact with foliage may irritate the skin.


Colour

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Divide in spring. Transplants may be slow to establish. Cut back in autumn.

Propagation

Divided every three to four years. Divisions may be slow to establish. Tends to self-seed readily.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Meadow rue 'Splendide') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun if soil is kept consistently moist. Growth is less vigorous in full shade. Water regularly in dry periods. Typically requires staking.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, 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 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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