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Thalictrum rochebrunianum

 
Thalictrum rochebrunianum
Synonym(s) Thalictrum dipterocarpum
Common name lavender mist meadow rue
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-7)
Flowers lavender
Size 4 ft
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes moist, well-drained soil
From seed germination benefits from cold stratification
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-October

This meadow rue grows strongly upright, but is much airier (and less bushy) than others we grow. This allows the plant to show off its purplish stalks, and draws the attention to the lavender flowers with yellow anthers. A reliable performer in our garden.

lavender mist meadow rue

Thalictrum rochebrunianum
lavender mist meadow rue

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: back yard island, side garden, Lily's garden

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01/'02 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F - 35F (3 wks) - 70F (80%G, 8-10d)
  2. Seed from '03 garden. Baggy 35F (17d) - 70F (45%G, 7-10d) - 35F (25d) - 70F (30%G, 2-4d)
  3. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (2w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (40+%G, 5-13d)
  4. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (2w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (11%G, 6-8d). Low germination probably due to poor storage conditions
  5. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F (17d) -35F (6w) - 70F (100%G, 3-6d)

Conclusion: benefits from cold treatment. Probably warm-cold-warm works best.


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