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pam24pam24 Posts: 16

hi, i have a very tall plant, about 5 ft, it has a thick stem with many fonds of leaves that look like maiden head fern leaves and along these are clusters of very delicate purple flowes. i dont know the name of the plant even though i planted it myself last year as a very small plant. the main problem is what to do with it now it has finished flowering and what is its name help please

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    Did you take a photo pam? Could be a thalictrum but the description could be something else

  • XX Posts: 707

    Sounds like Thalictrum to me.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,862

    Have a look at Thalictrum delavayi and see if that matches if you can't load a photo.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • pam24pam24 Posts: 16

    well done! i googled thalictrum and it is the delavayi, how did you know? do you have one and do you know what to do with it now its finished flowering? thanks

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    The RHS says cut down when flowering is over.

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1920

     

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,862

    I let it form seed because it doesn't last long as a plant. In later years the seedlings take over.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • XX Posts: 707

    Ive got one Pam and I let it go to seed then give it a good shake and cut it down sometime during  autumn usually.

  • pam24pam24 Posts: 16

    thanks everyone, i'll see how it gets on nexy year

     

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