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Queen of the Prairie

Botanical Name
Filipendula rubra
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
9
Height
4 to 8 feet
Width
3 to 4 feet
Flowers
Early to mid summer: pink to peach, fragrant
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist to wet, fertile
Planting & Care
  • Does not tolerate drought
  • Cut back severely in late summer if foliage declines to promote new growth
  • Divide in fall to control creeping roots and spread of plant
  • May need staking in windy areas
  • Leave flower heads for interest, removing does not promote more flowers
  • Provide plenty of moisture and organic matter
Problems
Scorch in full sun or dry soil, leaf spot, powdery mildew
Varieties
  • Venusta - deep pink flowers
  • Albicans - white flower

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