Thalictrum flavum glaucum
Thalictrum flavum glaucum
Thalictrum flavum glaucum
Thalictrum flavum glaucum
Thalictrum flavum glaucum
Thalictrum flavum glaucum
Thalictrum flavum glaucum

Thalictrum flavum glaucum

"Glaucous-leaved yellow rue"

Thalictrum flavum glaucum

3 bare roots — £4.42

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Description

Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum is a real winner in a mixed border. A strong and stately plant, it grows a mound of handsome powdery blue-green leaves which, in early and mid-summer, are accompanied by stiff, upright, branched stems, topped with fluffy, soft yellow flowers. A tall plant—at around 180cm—Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum is ideal for the midway point or even back of a border. And even better, it does not require staking!    

Its common name—glaucous-leaved yellow meadow-rue—is almost as much of a mouthful as its Latin name! But please don’t let either name put you off growing this beautiful plant. A humus-rich soil, in either full sun or part-shade, will ensure that it flourishes. Sheltered conditions are best, rather than a place fully exposed to the wind. Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum has an architectural quality that will really lift your beds and borders, and it looks particularly good with larger grasses, such as Miscanthus, and underplanted with lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis).

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum

  • Flower colour

    Yellow

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    3 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Woodland gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Water gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp
    Boggy

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost
    Clay

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

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  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Thalictrum flavum glaucum roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Glaucous-leaved yellow rue" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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