Meadow Rue (Thalictrum aquilegifolium)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Thalictrum aquilegifolium Accepted
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Rosy-mauve
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: refrigerate 4-5 weeks
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Wind
Various insects


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lovesblooms On January 25, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
aspenhill On September 12, 2015 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Aquilegia family? by Indybrindy Jul 30, 2016 2:05 PM 2
What is this plant? by Indybrindy Jul 6, 2016 4:05 PM 2
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