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Thalictrum pubescens - Tall Meadow Rue

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay

Height: 2 - 5 feet

Spread: 1 - 2 feet

Blooms: June, July, August

Root: Rhizomes

Habitat: Open woodlands, Woodland borders, Rich fens, Swamps, Marshes, Low thickets, Meadows, Banks of streams and rivers.

Landscape uses: Wooded edges, Shade gardens, Pollinator gardens, Part shade borders

Complimentary Plants: Joe Pye Weed, Great St. Johns Wort, New England Aster

Wildlife Value: Bees, butterflies and various insects visit the flowers for pollen. Host Plant: Canadian Owlet moth, Pink-patched Looper moth, Hitched Arch, and Speckled Cutworm moths.

Seed Origin: Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Germination Code: C(60)


Photo credits: #1/2/3/4 by Sundaura Alford-Purvis

Thalictrum pubescens - Tall Meadow Rue

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  • This plant is great for the part shade garden - offering a display of starry white flower clusters and interesting foliage that resembles that of Wild Columbine and Blue Cohosh. Plant it on a North facing fence, house or at a woodland border for best growth, although it is quite adaptable and will do fine in any condition so long as it has enough moisture.  It would do great in the back of a shade garden as this Thalictrum is taller than other species. 

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