Thalictrum delavayi

Purple lace flowers and silver, blue-green lace leaves makes this one of the most elegant additions for late summer. I love picking it too. More
25 seeds 157029 £2.95 In stock
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Purple lace flowers and silver, blue-green lace leaves makes this one of the most elegant additions for late summer. I love picking it too.

Genus Thalictrum delavayi
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Chinese meadow rue
Border Position Back
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Grows best in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. To aid quick establishment, sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole. Sow indoors in spring or autumn. Cover seed lightly. Pot on and move to a cooler position before planting outdoors.
Care Tips May need staking. Cut down after flowering. Mulch around the base in spring.
Flowering July - September
Vase Life Sear the stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Thalictrum delavayi reviews

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Sheila

Good quality plants, well packed , and I love them. I gave one each to my Daughter, and Granddaughter and they were also delighted. Thank you. I hope they will survive for many years.!

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Diane

Another great addition to the garden

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jean

These were my best buy of the year. They grew into strong plants and flowered for ages, really setting off the large pink / white hydrangea behind them.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Helen

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by John

Fantastic flower display throughout the summer

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Marjorie

Excellent service as usual

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Claire

Great service, healthy plants just a little shocked they were so small and will need 3 yrs before they are 8 ft beauties. Their price was brilliant but It means I have to be a better gardener to keep them healthy. Glad you sell them and hope you can extend the range. I also brought Bulbs which are always of excellent quality and tremendous colour varieties. Looking forward to receiving my bare root Mutabilus rose. I have been looking forward to its arrival. With thanks. C Boyd

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Ann

The plants put on a strong growth.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Penny

All plants came in excellent condition and tomatoes galore all summer

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Nicola

Healthy plant that arrived in great condition.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Mrs Clark

These plants were in good condition and are growing happily in a shady position. The blue flowered plants flowered in August.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Maryanne

I'd really like a huge clump of this, (such a pretty plant) and so buying only one was my fault! Hopefully, I'll have more than one flowering stem next year. And hopefully, it will have self-seeded too :-)

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Lyn

Lovely and new to me - heavenly colour with floating blooms over beautiful foliage. A pretty addition to my new border.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Tina

Loved these plants, so pretty with their lacy leaves and flowers that appear to levitate in space. I used them in a semi shade spot with ferns astrantia and hucheria. However the rabbit and the mice liked them too, and I had a bit of a struggle getting them going as every time they grew new shoots the creatures came back for a nibble! I am very much hoping they will manage to rest over winter and come back next year- and if the creatures are back I will have to move them.

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Reviewed 14th October 2018 by Gillian

I was worried about this little plant when it arrived. It looked too small to leave its mother, but I was wrong. It had soon outgrown its pot and was ready to plant in the ground. It has flowered, been cut down and it flowered again.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Jan

Excellentl from start to finish

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Caroline

great quality products, great service

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Patsy

Very pleased with my purchase, and the customer service

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Mrs Staley

Very Good packaging -items always arrive in good condition.
Plants have done well, despite the hot droughty summer.
I’m particularly pleased with the dahlias and salvias I purchased too! All still flowering, even in my SW Durham garden 650ft above sea level!!

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Mary

Excellent plants for the semi shade but did well in the south border. Self seeds in our light soil.

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Susan

Only one came up, likewise Thalictrum black stockings. Baptisia australis never came up at all. Disappointing.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your plants and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Carol

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Evelyn

I have loved this plant and have waited for a tall, feathery foliage and flower to fill some back space of a border. Perhaps because of this summer’s high temperatures they have remained squat with just a hint of mauve flower. Perhaps they will fill out next year. Eve Griggs.

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by James

This, too, struggled and I have had to take a lot of extra care with it but did get it to flower eventually

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Mrs Dayman

Stunning plants all of excellent quality. They are beautiful and still flowering. All the plants supplied by Sarah raven are always very good quality and packaged well for delivery. I've no complaints.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Mary

Very good, it's growing well and hope it will flower next year.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Pamela

Service is always very good. The plants arrived well packaged
and have flowered well.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Alison

Grew and bloomed, although plant is much shorter than expected.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sharon

Didn’t get to enjoy it as it died not looking by after I planted it

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Thalictrum. Please contact our Customer Services team at info@sarahraven.com who will look in to this matter for you."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jean

Lovely plant very delicate

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sarah

Hoping the plant will have more impact next year

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Pippa

Nice healthy plant, and did well despite long hot summer.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sue

See above. I’m not writing it again!

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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by Stephen

The three plants arrived as stated, have grown well this year looking forward to the flowers next year.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Beverley

The plants were excellent upon arrival but only one plant has survived.

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Reviewed 9th September 2018 by Elizabeth

Plants arrived in lovely condition.
Flowered beautifully!

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Reviewed 7th September 2018 by Caralyn

Still a small plant which struggled in the heat and dry conditions.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Mrs Speed

Looking very good really pleased with this plant

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Leigh

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Theresa

The salvia died - eaten by slugs - not your fault ! 3 of the cosmos flowered but 2 died and the thalictrum looks health but has not flowered which is a disappointment .

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Reviewed 31st August 2018 by Helen

Slow to get going but I think will survive and be stronger next year

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Jane

Moved here in November, so hadn't got to grips with the soil and weather. This plant has done well for its first year, but is perhaps six inch's tall. Have grown in in previous gardens where it was much taller. However it is its first year and a very dry one at that. I am pleased to have it and feel sure that once accustomed to its situation it will grow taller!

Frothy and gorgeous

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Reviewed 16th August 2018 by Sarah Jones

This thalictrum has very attractive foliage and cute little bubbly flowers. I only discovered thalictrum last year (when I visited Hidcote Manor Gardens) and I just absolutely love it. This one hasn't got too tall this year but knowing thalictrum it'll be taller than me in 2019! They look great at the back of a cottage garden border and hover delicately like little purple thunder clouds over your other plants. They also have great architectural value and look lovely when the tiny flowers are spent.