Thalictrum plants and species
Tall growing with fluffy flowers Thalictrum are one of the all time favourite cottage garden plants. They grow naturally in partly shaded damp areas, however in a good humus rich soil make excellent garden plants.
Thalictrum is commonly known as Meadow Rue, and a variety of plants and species are available for sale, including both pink flowering and white flowering species.
- Thalictrum aqualegifolium is the pink flowering species pictured right,.
- Thalictrum delavayi has mauve flowers although a white form is also available.
- Thalictrum flavum glaucum is a lovely pale yellow to creamy white flowering species, good green blue foliage and large fluffy heads.
Fern like foliage and fluffy flower heads held well above the foliage make this a great woodland plants for the shaded border.
T. rochebrunianum is a white flowering species and is originally from Japan and is available from some mail order nurseries.
Thalictrum Care and growing conditions
A moist humus rich soil in a position with filtered or dappled light. Humidity can be a problem. Little care is required, plants can be deadheaded if required, however these plants are a little reluctant to self seed, and we have been growing it for 15 years. A tidy up at the end of winter is all,that is needed.
You may also be interested in these other shade loving Woodland Wonders
Thalictrum plants are available for sale from the following nurseries
'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
P.O. Box 589 Mowbray Heights Tasmania 7248
Mail order: Suppling a range of bulbs and pere nnial plants suitable for pots and troughs. Includes Alliums
Large variety of Epimediums, Woodland plants and Herbaceous perennials
Mail order or nursery. We do not send to Tasmania or WA
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au