Queen of the Prairie

Filipendula rubra

Queen of the Prairie
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A very tall, upright, clump-forming perennial that typically grows 6-8' tall and features Astilbe-like, 6-9" wide panicles of tiny, fragrant, pale pink flowers in early to mid summer. Deeply cut bright green leaves are fragrant. A good foliage plant that is valued for both its leaves and its flowers.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers consistently moist, fertile, humusy soils. Intolerant of drought. Appreciates part shade in hot climates. Foliage may scorch in full sun if soils are allowed to dry out. Propagate by dividing clumps in spring. Freely self-seeds and can form large colonies in optimum growing conditions. Flower panicles are best left in place after bloom since deadheading does not extend bloom period. With sufficient moisture, foliage may remain attractive throughout the growing season. If foliage depreciates in summer, cut back hard to promote new growth.

Flower Color

Pale Pink

Foliage Color

Bright green

Plant Spread

3 - 4 ft.

Plant Height

6-8 ft.

Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Characteristics & Attributes


Has showy flowers
Will naturalize
Fragrant flowers and foliage

Bloom Time

June to August

Critter Resistance


Full sun to shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests

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