Photo by taken at Crug Farms, UK
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum
Yunnan Meadow Rue
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Item #: 5786
Zones: 5a to 7b, at least
Height: 60" tall
I know Paris is renowned for romance, but I fell in love with this Chinese meadow rue on a 2003 visit to Crug Farm in Wales. I've grown and seen many meadow rues, but nothing like this. T. delavayi var. decorum makes an airy 4-5' tall clump, topped with panicles of large (by thalictrum standards) mauve-lavender flowers starting in early summer and continuing for months (weather permitting). Typical to slightly moist soils are best...a superb addition to the perennial border.