Once upon a time, the newborn infant was placed upon a pillow filled with Meadow-Rue to ensure a prosperous life. Thalictrum means “to flourish,” and it does, with elegant foam-like sprays that resemble Baby’s Breath, and rounded finely-cut compound foliage. Tougher than it appears, Thalictrum is the perfect choice for a border or less formal setting.
Loosely garbed in striking steely-blue foliage, ‘Elin’s tall purple-tinged stems maintain a stately carriage. An arresting hybrid between Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum and Thalictrum rochebrunianum, its sturdy upright stalks culminate in open trusses of bicolored pale yellow and lavender flowers. Known to grow up to 12 ft. tall, this lofty Thalictrum paints soft smoky hues in the background and seldom needs staking.
Size: 8' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Thalictrum ‘Ankum’
- Thalictrum ‘Anne’
- Thalictrum aquilegifolium ‘Thundercloud’
- Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’
- Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitts Double’
- Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum
- Thalictrum ‘Purplelicious’
- Thalictrum rochebrunianum
- Thalictrum rochebrunianum var. grandisepalum
- Thalictrum ‘Splendide’
- Thalictrum ‘Splendide White’
- Thalictrum ‘Yulia’