Thalictrum aquilegifolium Meadow Rue



Thalictrum aquilegifolium, more commonly known as Meadow Rue, is a perennial with ferny, lacy foliage similar to that of a Columbine. In early summer, its fluffy, pale lavender blooms attract butterflies and other pollinators.

Thalictrum aquilegifolium Meadow Rue is best grown in moist, organic soil and is even tolerant of wet soil. Try Meadow Rue in butterfly and cottage gardens.

Thalictrum aquilegifolium Meadow Rue is native to parts of Europe and Central Asia.


  • Common Names: Meadow Rue
  • Zones: 5-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to Wet
  • Height at Maturity: 36"
  • Width at Maturity: 34"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates:
  • Other Features:

Care and Growing Tips

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