Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'
Chinese Meadow-rue, Hewitt's Double Meadow Rue, Yunnan Meadow-rue
- Main interest:
- showy double bloom, great cut flower
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- Flowering period:
- August to September
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 4 ft (1.2 m)
- foundation, fence, trellis, specimen
Hewitt's Double Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double') is a tall, narrow, and clumping perennial. It grows to 5 feet tall and 4 ft wide. In the summer, wiry-branched, airy, large terminal sprays of tiny, double, rose-like lavender flowers with contrasting yellow stamens rise above the foliage. Hewitt's Double Meadow Rue foliage resembles that of Columbine or Maidenhair fern.
A great background plant, Yunnan Meadow Rue provides texture, form and colour to the perennial border, wildflower garden, meadow or naturalized area. Makes a wonderful cut flower.
Easy to care for, Meadow Rue prefers dappled sun; and is intolerant of hot, humid conditions. Tolerant of deer, rabbit resistant.
Synonym(s): Thalictrum dipterocarpum 'Hewitt's Double'
Also known as: Hewitt's Double Chinese Meadow-rue, Double-flowered Meadow-rue, Hewitt's Double Yunnan Meadow-rue