Columbine Meadow-rue - Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

This species of meadow rue has separate male and female plants. It typically grows 2-3' tall and features a clump of lacy, fine-textured, bluish-green foliage resembling columbine or maidenhair fern. The lilac-purple male flowers are much showier than the female ones. Flowers are borne in dense panicles on branched, wiry stems rising above the foliage in late spring to early summer. Mass effect of the male bloom can be quite showy. Aquilegiifolium means columbine leaf. Great in woodland areas under trees.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Fragrant
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Mass Planting
Wet Areas
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
24-36"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Pink
White
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Summer
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Compact
Ground Cover
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
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Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers a rich, humusy soil and light, dappled sun. Can be easily grown from seed. Intolerant of hot and humid conditions.

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