Photo by taken at Walters Gardens, MI
Splendide Meadow Rue
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Thalictrum
Item #: 8554
Zones: 3a to 8b, guessing
Height: 108" tall
Holy S...! Thalictrum 'Splendide' is a giant meadow rue from French heuchera breeder Thierry Delabroye that popped up as a garden seedling resulting from a midnight rendezvous between the Chinese Thalictrum delavayi and Thalictrum elegans...oh, those hot French liaisons! The result is a 9' tall stalk, composed of lacy, deer-resistant foliage, with the top 3' a massive 4' wide cloud-like cluster of lavender-pink dangling flowers starting in late June (NC) and continuing until late summer. Because of the immense floral weight, the stems are more slanted than the politics on MSNBC or FOX, so a support structure of strong neighbors is suggested. Thalictrum 'Splendide' also had its tubes snipped (legal in France), so don't worry about having unwanted meadow rues to support. Rich soils, like relatives, are highly recommended.