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Lavender Mist

Herbaceous Perennial Flower

Thalictrum rochebruneanum
Ranunculaceae Family

Its delicate, dense clouds of tiny purple flowers give this perennial its common name of Lavender Mist. The foliage is lacy and dainty as well.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun
  • part shade
Prefers shade from hot afternoon sun. Does not perform well in hot soil.

Soil conditions:

  • requires well-drained soil
Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained soil. It

Hardiness zones:

  • 5 to 8
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 3 to 5 feet

Usually grows about 3 feet tall. 'Lavender Mist' grows 5 feet tall.

Spread: 1 to 2.5 feet

Bloom time:

  • mid-summer
  • late summer

Flower color: violet

Flowers are pale lavender.

Foliage color: dark green

Foliage is dainty, comprised of small leaflets arranged in groups of 3.

Foliage texture: fine

Shape: cushion, mound or clump

Shape in flower: flower stalks with sprays of flowers

Flowers borne in loose clusters on branched stems above the foliage.

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Native to Japan.
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by seed, division or separation - Sow seeds in the fall when they are fresh. Divide in the spring.

Maintenance and care:
Keep soil moist but not soggy. Mulch in colder climates.

More growing information: How to Grow Perennials

'Lavender Mist' grows up to 5 feet tall.