Common name: Japanese meadow rue
Thalictrum rochebrunianum is a clump-forming perennial native to Japan. This tall, airy plant belonging to the family Ranunculaceae provides soft, delicate texture to a garden. T. rochebrunianum has lacy, maidenhair-fern-like foliage and dainty, lavender-pink flowers with yellow stamens. It is attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. It blooms from mid to late summer, and is relatively untroubled by pests and diseases.
Text and photos by Kumi Sutcliffe