July Plant of the Month – Elin Meadow Rue
BOTANICAL NAME Thalictrum ‘Elin’
COMMON NAME Elin Meadow Rue
DESCRIPTION ‘Elin’s Meadow Rue features tall, purple-tinged sturdy stems that culminate in open sprays of bicolored pale yellow and lavender flowers. In spring, the shoots emerge purple then unfurl their finely cut blue-green foliage.
HEIGHT 8 feet
WIDTH 2 feet
ZONES 4 to 8
EXPOSURE Partial Shade
FLOWER COLOR Purple
BLOOM SEASON Late Summer
COMPANION PLANTS Chelone, golden foliage
GROWING AND MAINTENANCE TIPS Does best in moist to average organic soils
NOTES Woodland garden, perennial border. Hybrid between Thalictrum flavum var. glaucum and Thalictrum rochebrunianum so it does not set seed. Scented. Attracts butterflies.