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Thalictrum rochebrunianum

Meadow rue

Native to Japan


Sometimes called lavender mist meadow rue, this plant is truly a focal point in flower.  Prefers rich soil, but not fond of hot humid summers of the deep south.  Most impressive in mass, the plants have bluish-green finely pinate foliage (quite similar to Aquilegia), the flowers stems reach from 4-6 feet, sometimes taller, and are trussed with panicles of endless tiny nodding lavender purpler flowers with contrasting yellow stamens.  Rarely needs staking unless in a windy area.  Rabbit and deer tolerant.  


4-6 ft


2 ft


2-3 ft

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Thalictrum rochebrunianum Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies


  • Favorite
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil
  • Long Blooming
  • Interesting Foliage


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Blue-Green

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Plants that work well with Thalictrum rochebrunianum ''

New England aster New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)
Purple stemmed aster Purple stemmed aster (Aster puniceus)
Purple coneflower Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Hyssop leaved boneset Hyssop leaved boneset (Eupatorium hyssopifolium)
Common sneezeweed Common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
Ox-eye sunflower Ox-eye sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Big bluestem Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
Switch grass Switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine')

Substitutions for Thalictrum rochebrunianum