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imageIt's small almost translucent purple flowers 

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,627

    It looks like a Thalictrum Delavayi, Chinese Meadow Rue.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,849

    I concur. Its other name is Thalictrum dipterocarpum. I forget which name is the current one.  I like the single form but there is a double one called Hewitts double. I can't see the flowers well enough to tell which you have.   The single one is easy to grow from seed.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,555

    That's lovely and definitely a thalictrum.  I bought a delavayii once but it was mis-labelled and grew to over 2m tall.   Still gorgeous tho.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,020

    I had the double form many moons ago, fidget. The buds were like little bunches of grapes. Lovely thing image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,282

    Love thalictrums ... gorgeous.  image

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,484

    I've got several clumps of them round the garden - one of my favourites and they flower for ages. One is nearly 7ft tall atm

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  • Thank you very much all of you for posting what it is :) 

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,444

    I have 2 varieties in my garden : Thalictrum delavayi ‘Ankum’, which can grow quite tall (measured at 2.80 meters last year) and Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’, much shorter but nice bushy habit.

    See http://www.rezeau.org/wp-garden/en/thalictrum-delavayi-album-2/ and http://www.rezeau.org/wp-garden/en/thalictrum-delavayi-ankum-2/

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,168

    I like T.flavum subsp. gaucum.

    Tall, bluish leaves and yellow flowers. Grows well in my bog garden.

    T. Black Stockings is also lovely, with very dark stems.

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  • micearguersmicearguers CambridgePosts: 590

    I have Thalictrum rochebrunianum - a stunning plant, and it self-seeded. The new plants are a bit smaller in stature, I hope I can hold on to it. I don't really know the difference between this species and other thalictrums.

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