Early Meadow-Rue

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

If deer are a problem in your garden, then the deer-resistant Early Meadow-Rue may just be your saving grace. Botanically named Thalictrum dioicum, this perennial displays subtle and graceful flowers on top of its delicate, green foliage in late spring. As a compact plant with a clump-forming habit, it is ideally suited to growing in a border or as part of a cottage garden scheme. Happiest in partial or dappled shade, this plant can be a good choice for a tricky shaded spot.

Native to North America, this plant is known to attract butterflies and thankfully not deer. A low-maintenance plant, it is often used for wildflower meadows and woodland areas where it looks stunning when planted in drifts. Early Meadow-Rue is tolerant of most soils just as long as it is not planted in full sun. A great perennial plant that provides elegant foliage and texture to the garden and can self-seed in the right conditions. 

Early Meadow-Rue Care

Early Meadow-Rue likes to be grown in a fertile soil that is moist and well drained. It can tolerate full sun, but tends to thrive in partial shade. This plant needs to be watered often until it has established and during any dry spells that follow. Fertilizing Early Meadow-Rue is generally not required unless it is grown on poor soil. However, an annual mulch of organic matter or leaf mold in spring will give it a boost and help reduce any moisture loss. 

Early Meadow-Rue generally requires little pruning, as the foliage dies back in fall to reappear again in spring. However, any untidy or disheveled-looking foliage can be removed at the base with a pair of sanitized and sharp scissors. 

Early Meadow-Rue Spacing

Depending on the growing conditions, Early Meadow-Rue grows to 12-24 inches high and wide. If growing this perennial en masse, plants can be spaced at a distance of around 18 inches apart.

Early Meadow-Rue Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Early Meadow-Rue
Other Name(s): Early Meadow-Rue
Scientific Name: Thalictrum dioicum

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.