I have been growing this plant in my N4 garden successfully for 10 years or more. Generally it has done very well and one year self seeded producing a second plant..
The only exception has been this year when it really struggled with the very dry conditions.
Thanks Jenny. Did you grow it from seed or from roots?
I guess you saw Monty Don planting seeds in seed trays on Gardener's World. I haven't done this. Thanks
The first I grew from roots but then a second plant popped up .. clearly from seed from the first. i actually bought a third a few weeks ago.
I have also grown this Thalictrum in Sussex where I began with 3 plants (from roots) but acquired several others that had self seeded..
I am thinking of trying to collect seed if i can and try to follow Monty Don's example of planting in a seed tray. However I don't have a very good success rate of achieving mature plants in this way. I am happy when plants self seed.
Thanks. Seeds can be tough. I’ll try some rooted spcimens first, I think.
I've found this grows surprising easily from seed!
It gets quite tall but is very delicate & you can see through it so can be planted near the front of the border.
It's a great plant to try here in our clay soil as the slugs don't find it palatable!
Gardeners World got the seed from Derry at Special Plants: