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Meadow Rue

SKU: AM018895
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
Meadow Rue’s lacy, blue-green leaves are arranged in airy tiers on strong, upright stems. In mid-to-late summer, wiry flower stems rise above the foliage, holding pendulous clusters of lavender-pink blossoms gently swaying in the breeze. Meadow Rue is a sturdy, long-lived, easy-care perennial that is at home in meadows, perennial gardens, and dramatic container plantings. (Thalictrum)
key features
Botanical Name
Thalictrum rochebrunianum
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Mature Height
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


(48-72" tall x 24-36""wide) Also known as Japanese and Lavender Mist Meadow Rue, this perennial graces your garden with tall clouds of lavender-pink blooms accented by bright yellow stamens. Use it to draw attention to a meadow or flower border where the tall, airy flowers rise above their neighbors, or take advantage of meadow rue’s dramatic upright form that makes it a natural for large planters and architectural-style containers. Meadow Rue looks particularly good when planted in groups. This durable perennial is deer and rabbit resistant for easy gardening. Choose a site with rich soil in full sun to part shade — the plant appreciates afternoon shade in hot summer sun. The sturdy, 4-6’ stems rarely need staking and the lofty blooms bring some air and lightness to summer bouquets. Contact with the foliage can cause skin and eye irritation. Note: This meadow rue is a different species than the herb rue (Ruta graveolens), which is toxic if ingested in large doses.