This is one of my favourite groups of tall structure perennials; their fernlike foliage and large spray of airy flowers on a tall structure make them indispensable in a northern garden. They stand out even when they are not in bloom whether you like it or not.
There are a few native species growing wild at our cottage, and commonly called meadow-rues.
This is so tall that it looks like a little tree. Even though the flowers are not showy, they add an airy atmosphere and create a sense of space.
Thalictrum ‘Black Stockings’
This has relatively more showy flowers.
Thalictrum ‘Tukker Princess’
This is not very tall, and has lovely pale yellow flowers.
Thalictrum aquilegifolium ‘Sparkler’
This is another not so tall Thalictrum. It has lovely white flowers.
Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitt’s Double’
It has medium height and reasonably showy flowers.
Thalictrum delavayi ‘Splendide’
This is likely the most showy of my Thalictrum. It is a must for every garden.
Thalictrum delavayi var.decorum
Thalictrum minus ‘Adiantifolium’
Thalictrum rochebrunianum ‘Lavender Mist’
Thalictrum x hybrida ‘Elin’
It appears to be very similar to ‘Anne’