Thalictrum kiusianum (Ranunculaceae)
Kyoshu Meadow Rue
If you're a gardener who loves small plants, you'll appreciate this tiny jewel of a Thalictrum. Mats of itty-bitty green leaves, each with a slightly bronze-purple tint, spread slowly to form a delicate groundcover in light shade. Throughout the summer, dainty lavender flowers pop up just above the foliage. Wonderful tucked along a path's edge or nestled into rockery in well-drained soils.
Bloom color: lavender
Bloom period: early-summer
Container size: 3" pot