A very pretty perennial which adds height and grace to a border or lightly shaded area. The white tiny ‘pom-pom flowers create delicate aerial drifts above neighbouring plants and look particularly good with ferns or other woodland edge plants.
Height and spread: 1.5m Height, 0.75m Spread
Common name: Meadow Rue
Position in the garden: Full sun or light shade
Soil type: Moist and fertile soil
Flowering period: June to July
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Goes well with:
Flowers - Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’ (bronze fennel), Osmunda regalis ‘Purpurascens’ (Royal fern)
Grasses - Molinia caerulea ‘Moorhexe’ (purple moor grass), Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ (tufted hair grass).
Care of Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’
A tall plant which may need support unless in a very sheltered spot or planted with a support companion plant. Clumps can be divided in spring although divisions may be slow to establish. Flower stems can be cut back in spring before the new season’s growth.
Source of pollen and nectar for bees and hoverflies, nectar source for butterflies.