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Thalictrum dioicum

Description

Early Meadow Rue is an easy to grow native herbaceous perennial with lacy green leaves.  Plant it in average to rich well-drained soil in the full sun to dappled or partial shade.  Its gray-green leaves provide a great backdrop to other later flowering perennials and it looks attractive in a border front, in a meadow or cutting garden or naturalized area of the landscape.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.  Older plants may need to be staked to stay upright.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small spaces#easy to grow#native perennial#cut flowers#meadow#NC native#cutting garden#wildflower garden#naturalized area#early spring flowers#border front
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small spaces#easy to grow#native perennial#cut flowers#meadow#NC native#cutting garden#wildflower garden#naturalized area#early spring flowers#border front
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thalictrum
    Species:
    dioicum
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Showy early spring green-white with purple edges. Male flowers with yellow stamens and female flowers have purple pistils.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lacy delicate gray green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Native Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border