Common Meadow-Rue | Thalictrum flavum

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Grace your garden with the timeless beauty of Common Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum flavum) from our wildflower nursery! Standing tall with fern-like leaves and airy yellow-green blooms, this elegant perennial adds a touch of sophistication to any landscape. Thriving in moist soils and adaptable to various habitats, it effortlessly enhances both formal and natural gardens.

A pollinator magnet, it attracts bees and butterflies, fostering biodiversity. Easy to cultivate, Common Meadow-Rue brings a touch of wild elegance to your space. Elevate your garden with this visually captivating and low-maintenance wildflower – order now and let the enchantment bloom in your outdoor haven!


Botanical Information: Common Meadow-Rue

Common Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum flavum) stands as an elegant perennial within the Ranunculaceae family, enchanting with its finely divided, fern-like leaves and delicate, airy flowers. Reaching heights between 1 to 2 meters, this wildflower boasts clusters of yellow-green blooms, creating a visually captivating presence in gardens and natural landscapes.


Thriving in moist, well-drained soils, Common Meadow-Rue is often found along riverbanks, meadows, and woodland edges. Its preference for partial to full sunlight highlights its adaptability to various habitats. This versatile species adds grace to both formal gardens and more naturalistic settings, showcasing its ability to flourish in diverse environments.

Benefits to Wildlife

Common Meadow-Rue plays a vital role in supporting wildlife, particularly pollinators. Bees and butterflies are drawn to its nectar-rich, airy flowers, fostering biodiversity in the surrounding ecosystem. The intricate structure of the blooms provides ample landing space for pollinators, contributing to the overall health of local insect populations. Additionally, the plant’s presence offers shelter for small insects, enhancing its ecological value.

Conservation Status in the UK

With a stable and widespread presence, Common Meadow-Rue is not currently listed as endangered in the United Kingdom. Its adaptability to different habitats contributes to its resilience. While not facing significant conservation threats, the plant’s positive contributions to pollinator habitats align with broader conservation goals, emphasizing the importance of maintaining and protecting its populations.

Ease of Growing

Gardeners appreciate Common Meadow-Rue for its ease of cultivation, especially in well-drained, moist soils. As a perennial, it establishes itself readily, particularly in areas with ample sunlight. Its low-maintenance nature and ability to thrive in various conditions make it a suitable choice for both experienced and novice gardeners. Common Meadow-Rue’s adaptability adds to its appeal. This makes it an excellent option for those seeking an enduring and visually striking addition to their outdoor spaces.

Common Meadow-Rue stands as an enchanting and adaptable perennial, celebrated for its botanical elegance and ecological contributions. From its finely divided leaves to its ease of cultivation, this wildflower enriches both natural and cultivated landscapes. With its positive impact on pollinators and visual allure, Common Meadow-Rue remains a cherished choice for those seeking an enduring and visually impactful addition to their outdoor spaces.

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Weight 1 kg


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