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
||full sun-part shade
||moist, well-drained soil
||germination benefits from cold stratification
detailed seed-starting info below
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Becky||Jul 25, 2005||How long does it take for "lavender mist" thalictrum to reach the full growth? I saw this plant in our area, and fell in love with it...but they were out of "lavender mist."
Thanks for any information on this beauty....Becky B. |
In my experience, they bloom and are already quite nice in their second year, and perhaps reach their adult stature in their third year.
|Janet DG||May 12, 2006||I do believe the spelling should be rochebrunIanum, after double-checking on some university websites.|
My standard taxonomy resource, GRIN, agrees with you - so I'm correcting my page. Thanks for setting me straight.
|Dawn Lindberg||Jun 04, 2009||I just want to say Thank You! I first saw this plant at a restaurant in Oregon. I had to have it. Got a snippet and ran to my local nursery in WA. They informed me to what it was, but did not know much about it. I ordered plants from Spring Hill Nursery. a favorite of mine, and I now have plants 3 feet tall. I am thankful for your info, I have the plants but didn't know a thing about them. You have definetly helped. Thank you again.|
|Olivia||Oct 15, 2009||(Oct. 15, 2009) I see that my first plant has gone to seed. How should I proceed? Do I wait until spring or get them into the soil now? I am in the central valley of California and my plant wasn't happy with the hot summer but I found a nice corner of my shade garden where it seems to be at home. Thanks for your help.|
Provided your climate provides sufficient cold to break the dormancy of the thalictrum seeds, you could try sowing them now. They self-seed modestly in our garden. But I'd save a few seeds for starting indoors if you want to be sure to get some offspring.
|Reba||Jul 15, 2010||Do you know where I can obtain seeds for Thalictrum Lavender Mist? |
This is a fairly common perennial - various online seed vendors should carry it. I happen to be out of mine, hope to harvest some fresh seed later this year.
|RICHARD||Jul 18, 2010||I AM BUILDING AN URBAN WILD GARDEN USING ONLY NATIVE AMERICAN PLANTS. I HEARD RUMOR THIS IS FROM JAPAN AND NOT AMERICAN AT ALL! IN THIS CASE I WILL NOT USE IT, DESPITE ITS REGAL BEAUTY. DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION?
It's indeed from East Asia (Japan and Korea), so it does not suit a garden dedicated to U.S. natives.
|sarah buchanan||Jul 17, 2011||My T. rochebrunianum is a host plant for the larvae of some butterfly here in Little Switzerland, NC. The literally eat every leaf on my plant which is a large one about 4-5 years old. After 2 or 3 successions of larvae, the plant leafs out again and blooms in late summer. Thank you for the info about this plant!|
|Pat Curtis||Jul 01, 2012||I think I might have this one but mine is well over 6 feet tall I also have a yellow but have lost the name tag so not sure which one Also have Hewitts Double
I have not tried collecting my own seed|
- Seed from '01/'02 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F - 35F (3 wks) - 70F (80%G, 8-10d)
- Seed from '03 garden. Baggy 35F (17d) - 70F (45%G, 7-10d) - 35F (25d) - 70F (30%G, 2-4d)
- Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (2w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (40+%G, 5-13d)
- Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (2w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (11%G, 6-8d). Low germination probably due to poor storage conditions
- 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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