Meadow Rue is a beautiful, tough and long lasting perennial

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog meadow rueMeadow Rue is one of my favorite late spring perennials. Photos by Doug Oster

Meadow Rue is a wonderful perennial which blooms in part shade and will self sow when left to go to seed.

It grows four feet tall with fuzzy flowers which sway in the summer breeze.

The plant thrives in average garden soil and cultivars bloom in white, lavender and even yellow.

Very easy to grow and a great late spring companion for clematis, peonies and iris.

My plants emerge through hosta leaves grow in front of a white picket fence which surrounds the vegetable garden.

The deer don't eat it, bees and butterflies love the plant.

Meadow Rue is easy to find at good nurseries, some cultivars are natives and it's unusual flower form is a winner in the garden.

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