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Filipendula rubra

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium, high

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 2'-8'

Bloom Time: June, July, August

Bloom Color: pink

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, cottage garden plant, fragrant flowers, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant

Filipendula rubra (queen of the prairie)
  • Filipendula rubra (queen of the prairie)
  • Filipendula rubra (queen of the prairie)
  • Filipendula rubra (queen of the prairie)
  • Filipendula rubra (queen of the prairie)

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Description

Filipendula rubra

Also known as:

queen of the prairie

,

queen o' the prairie

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Showy, cotton-candy pink (and almost as puffy), feathery, fragrant flower clouds crown this "queen". Filipendula rubra is arobust plant who's large divided leaves are also a point of interest.

Cultivation

Native to moist meadows of the eastern U.S. this clump forming perennial should be grown in part sun and will tolerate just about any type of soil. Should the plant dry out or the leaves get scorched, they may be cut back to promote new growth. Blooms from June to August. Zones 4-6

Propagation

Propagate by dividing root stock in early spring or fall. Self seeds readily. Collected seeds should be refrigerated for 2 months before planting.

Additional Notes

A stunning plant for cottage gardens.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
CT, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IL, MD, NJ, NC
  • Threatened: IA, MI

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae Rose family
Genus Filipendula queen
Species Filipendula rubra queen of the prairie