I love Thalictrums. There's nothing better than a plant that looks delicate but isn't. All of mine made it through our miserable winter and every other kind of crazy weather that's come along so far. This little gem is T. kiusianum aka Kyushu meadowrue.
You can tell how small it is by comparing its leaves to the brick edging of this bed and to the mini Hostas nearby: H. 'Dorset Blue' (?) and H. 'Blue Mouse Ears'.
My queenly Thalictrums are all in the Sacred Grove where they are blooming in concert with various orange lilies. This is T. rochebrunianum 'Lavender Mist' in the background.
This is Thalictrum 'Ankum' which Digging Dog Nursery says "shows amazing vigor." I would have to agree given it is well over my head and has reached its mature size of 6 and 1/2 to 7 feet in only two years.
It is so tall that its flowers are getting tangled with a low branch of the nearby striped maple. That could be a problem should we have any high winds. But for the moment it's glorious.