Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite'
Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite'
Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite'
Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite'
Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite'

Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite'

"Meadow-rue"

Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite'

1 bare root — £3.48

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

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
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You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

If you love the hazy border look, the air of magic and enchantment about Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite' will have your heart beating! This beauty is just the ticket if you have a space towards the front of a partially shaded border. Unlike many meadow-rue, this one stays fairly compact so you can enjoy that graceful lacy look in a smaller space. Emerging from elegant, scalloped foliage, the wiry purple stems of Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite' will rise up in late spring with a generous topping of fluffy flower panicles which waft above the foliage and dance in the rain! This little addition to the border does not demand a lot of attention, but it will most certainly steal your heart!    

Reaching a height of around 50cm, Thalictrum aquilegifolium 'My Little Favourite' sits will in the middle-front of a border. It prefers to chill out in partial or dappled shade and grows well in most soil—it’s handy to note, in fact, that this resilient and unfussy perennial also copes in clay soil. Hardy and tough, you needn’t worry about this plant in winter unless temperatures dip below -20°C!

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 aquilegifolium 'My Little Favourite'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, purple, violet

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 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
    Cut flower gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • 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

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Thalictrum 'My Little Favourite' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Meadow-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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The beauty of perennial plants doesn’t just lie in their long-lasting flowers and sturdy, resilient nature, but it’s their sheer determination to keep on coming back stronger every year —in year one they’re good, but in future years they’re even better!

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