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  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Thalictrum 'Elin'

meadow rue

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £17.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or light, dappled shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Perfect for the back of the herbaceous border, this statuesque perennial has purple/blue-flushed foliage and an abundance of lavender-purple summer flowers. The stems are tall and sturdy, which means that it rarely needs staking despite its height, and its light and airy silhouette ensures it never becomes oppressive.

  • Garden care: In windy or exposed positions, it may need supporting with brushwood or garden canes. Divide congested plants as new growth begins in spring, although divisions may be slow to re-establish. Resist cutting back the old growth until early spring.