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Thalictrum chelidonii

Thalictrum chelidonii
meadow rue

Common name meadow rue
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers lavender-blue (July-August)
Size to 7'
Light sun-part shade

This meadow rue has larger flowers than most on strong stems. The petals are rounded, the flowers almost cup-shaped. The foliage is attractive, with leaflets shaped like a mix of eggs and chubby mittens; ours happens to be a bit purple-tinged in mid-spring; not sure if that's typical for the species, or just a result of local conditions. Plants are taller than T. rochebrunianum, but otherwise fairly similar.

Thalictrum chelidonii

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '09 trade. Baggy 70F (16d) - 35F (9w) - 70F (70%G, 4-9d)
  2. Seed from '10 trade. Dehusked, baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (3%G, 6d)
  3. Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (32%G, 4-8d)
  4. Seed from '14 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (10w) - 70F (100%G, 3-10d)

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