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Herbaceous Perennial

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Purpureum'

A deciduous clump-forming perennial with upright dark green to bronze stems and leaves divided into numerous oblong to ovate, blue-green leaflets. Panicles of small, pink to pale purple flowers are displayed in summer.

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Clay
Chalk
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Bronze Green
Summer Green Bronze Purple Pink Green
Autumn Green Bronze Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Thalictrum can be rhizomatous or tuberous perennials with ternately or pinnately divided, often attractive foliage, and panicles or racemes of small flowers with showy stamens and sometimes large colourful petal-like sepals

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Water regularly in dry periods. Typically requires staking.

Propagation

Propagate by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Faded flower stems can be cut back in late autumn or in spring before new growth starts emerging.

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to Powdery mildews

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