Thalictrum delavayi ‘Ankum’
Common Name : meadow rue 'Ankum'Family : RanunculaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingHeight : 1.5-2.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : VioletFlowering from : Julyto AugustFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : NeutralSeason of interest : Summer
Good for pollinators
Showing amazing vigor, this exceptional Thalictrum was twice as large as the other delavayi seedlings when esteemed Dutch plantsman, Coen Jansen initially spotted it growing in a propagation tray. Glaucous bluish green Columbine-like foliage drapes the sky-high sleek dark stalks that energetically thrust upward, supporting large soft-hued effervescent puffs of plenteous lilac pink flowers with pronounced creamy yellow stamens on finely branched stems. A regal stand-alone for any garden, ‘Ankum’s hearty amber-colored spent stems maintain an exquisite presence long after its lovely blooms and leaves have faded.