Yellow Meadow Rue Glaucum

Yellow Meadow Rue Glaucum

A shade superstar with flashy flowers and foliage.

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This is a rare yellow Thalictrum or Meadow Rue. The flowers open in fuzzy clusters on tall stems. The fragrant blooms are soft, Sulphur yellow, a nice contrast to the foliage. They have a most charming olde worlde appeal and are loved by florists as much as they are gardeners.
The handsome, deeply divided leaves and stems of Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum are glaucus or blue-green. This is where their botanical name comes from. The fern like leaves open all along the stems and almost, but not quite all the way to the blooms.
This plant is surprisingly tough and is frost tolerant, copes with some humidity (it is endemic to parts of Spain and N. Africa), is dry tolerant once established and pest free, including rabbits.
The fragrance of the flowers is faint but appealingly sweet.
Plant your Thalictrum in a filtered light to part shade position. Plant into well drained, humus rich, moist soil. Water to establish, this takes around 4-6 weeks of regular watering, then once established they are remarkably dry tolerant. Plant out of strong winds or be prepared to stake. Cut back once flowering has finished and they begin to become untidy. You can allow seeds to drop if you would like to increase your clump and for the birds. Also spreads slowly through underground rhizomes.

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Size: 7.5 cm



Botantical name

Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum






Late spring to autumn


Cool to Temperate


Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy


Filtered Light

Supplied as



7.5 cm

Water needs