Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'

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Common Name:
Meadow Rue
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
2-5 Feet
Garden Spread:
2-4 Feet
  • Tall, airy perennial with small, lobed leaves
  • Large clouds of tiny pink flowers rise above the foliage in summer
  • An interesting & unusual accent to large-leafed plants & ornamental grasses

Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' forms a dense, mound of lacy foliage that gives tall stems of lilac-pink flowers. Flowers appear in sprays in the summer and are quite showy and long-lasting. Think of it as Baby's Breath for shadier areas. This is a nice choice for perennial borders, meadows, or wildflower gardens. It also makes a great background plant. Try it against a fence or amongst other plants that will help support it. 

Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Cut flower
Growth Habit: Upright

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in dappled shade, in moist soil. Amend with compost before planting. Tolerates more sun with reliably moist soil; this may reduce the need for staking. Sprouts late in spring, so it may be a good idea to mark your plant to avoid disturbing the area. Every 2-3 years, divide in spring as new growth begins, and apply mulch. Not a good plant for hot, humid regions.

Review (1)

  • Ethereal looking beauty

    Posted by Tamra D. on Jan 22nd 2022

    Beautiful airy little flowers in pretty pink "clouds' above the plant. I'm in KY & kept it in bright shade & it did well for me. One of my favorite plants I will definitely be ordering more of! Just gorgeous!! :)