Queen of the Meadow (Filipendula ulmaria)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Filipendula ulmaria Accepted
Filipendula denudata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 80-120 cm
Plant Spread: 40-50 cm
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: Sow at max.5 C for 6 weeks, move to 15 C. for germination
Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: germination is erratic
Pollinators: Self


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Location: Nature Reserve Gent, BelgiumDate: Jun 23, 2009 3:03 PM
By bonitin
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Location: Nature Reserve Gent, BelgiumDate: Jun 23, 2009 3:01 PM
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Photo Courtesy of Garden Perennials. Used with Permission.
By Joy
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By Lucichar
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
By vic
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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lovesblooms On February 24, 2018 Seeds sown
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