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Thalictrum
Genus: Thalictrum Variety or Cultivar: 'Splendide' _ 'Splendide' is a robust, upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with pinnate leaves divided into oblong, grey-green leaflets and, in summer, large, open panicles of tiny, fragrant, white flowers throughout summer. How to grow Thalictrum It is such an easy to grow, beautiful, romantic flower with many delicate flower heads, fluffy and they just float on the breeze. It is one the top best and easiest plants to grow and gives great height to the borders. Thalictrum, common name meadow rue, flowers in the summer and has the additional benefit of being long flowering with attractive seed heads as the flowers fade. It is herbaceous, which means it dies back over the autumn leaving bare earth in the winter, from which fresh new growth appears in the spring. Thalictrum's preferred growing conditions are that the soil on the moist side but It needs adequate drainage and a site that is waterlogged, even for part of the year, may prove fatal. Thalictrum will grow reasonably well in most borders in terms of position and soil types, and tolerates partial shade. Thalictrum is ideal for the back of a border as it is a tall plant growing up to between one to two metres with its high fluffy flower heads floating on the breeze. Although it is tall, I have never staked it, letting it waft around and it seems not to mind floating around free without being staked.  If your garden is prone to blustery winds rather than stake Thalictrum, which spoils its lovely ethereal shape, plant around it to give it protection and support, such as with Delphinium or a constrasting shrub. Thalictrum looks good with any of the delicate grasses such as Misacanthus. Thalictrum can be cut back after flowering or delayed until the late winter/early spring as the foliage and seed heads remain attractive. I tend to leave the stems and seed heads, and am rewarded by seeing small birds perched on them.  Thalictrum can self seed but not so much as to be invasive and is trouble-free. If you do need to divide a clump, this is best done early spring or early autumn. I know of no down side to growing Thalictrum and it is just so pretty. The image at the bottom is of a lovely white variety known as T. delavayi Splendide White  which is fully hardy and tolerant of dappled shade prefering soil which is on the damp side.
Scientific Name : Thalictrum Common Name : Meadow Rue Blooming Season : June to August Plant Habit : Upright, Clump forming Toxicity:  Contact with foliage may irritate the skin Water : Medium  Position : Sun
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