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Dwarf Korean Meadow Rue

Thalictrum kiusianum

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Dwarf Korean Meadow Rue (Thalictrum kiusianum) at Blumen Gardens

Dwarf Korean Meadow Rue flowers

Dwarf Korean Meadow Rue flowers

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Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  9 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Kyushu Meadow Rue

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Korean Meadow Rue features airy panicles of lilac purple flowers with white overtones rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its lobed compound leaves remain forest green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Korean Meadow Rue is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Korean Meadow Rue is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Korean Meadow Rue will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 9 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

Dwarf Korean Meadow Rue is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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