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Giant Meadow-Rue

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$49.99
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Giant Meadow Rue is excellent for adding a touch of the wild to your cottage garden or naturalized area. This Japanese native quickly settles into the background and produces delicate froths of flowers atop graceful flower stems for almost the whole summer. Pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees will flock to Thalictrum rochebrunianum, making this perennial valuable to include near a kitchen garden to boost the production of fruits and vegetables. 

Giant Meadow Rue is excellent planted in large groups, but is also captivating as a single specimen. Place Meadow Rue in the center of a mixed seasonal planting to add height and delicate movement in the breeze. Additional staking may be required to support the masses of flower heads. However, planting shorter perennials around the base of the plants may provide the needed support without detracting from the natural beauty of the plant. Deer do not often browse on Thalictrum, preferring more juicy-leafed plants. Slugs may be a problem, especially for new tender growth in the spring.

Giant Meadow Rue Care

Meadow Rue will need well-draining soil that is also rich and moist. Although Giant Meadow Rue is hardy in USDA zones 4-8, it does not like heat and humidity and prefers a shadier spot in areas with hot summers. Mulch the root zone well with arborist wood chips or 2-3 inches of organic compost to help cool the soil and retain moisture. Grow Meadow Rue in slightly damper areas, like near bogs or on the edges of a rain garden, to provide moist conditions during the summer months. Ensure that the soil does not stay waterlogged during the winter when the chance for root rot is higher.

Herbaceous perennials need little pruning during the growing season. Regular deadheading will encourage more blooms later in the summer. Seasonal clean-up of the spent top growth in spring, not fall, is recommended. Leaving the seedheads and foliage over the winter provides food and shelter for local wildlife.

Giant Meadow Rue Spacing

Giant Meadow Rue, as its name implies, is the largest variety of Thalictrum. The mature height is 4-6 feet in bloom with a spread of 2-3 feet. Space each plant 2 feet apart on the center when planting in multiples.

Giant Meadow-Rue Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Lavender
Bloom Period: N/A
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: N/A
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role: N/A
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Brand: N/A
Common Name: Giant Meadow-Rue
Other Name(s): Giant Meadow-Rue
Scientific Name: Thalictrum rochebrunianum
SKU:
1231001484-pc

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 Known 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 Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

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

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years 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 Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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