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Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' (Queen of the Prairie)

Queen of the Prairie 'Venusta', Meadowsweet 'Venusta', Filipendula Magnifica, Filipendula rubra 'Magnifica' Filipendula rubra 'Venusta Magnifica', Spiraea Venusta 'Magnifica'


Tall and spectacular, award-winning Queen of the Prairie 'Venusta' (Filipendula Rubra) is a splendid herbaceous perennial with large, elegant sprays of small deep pink flowers borne on leafy stems well above the foliage from early to mid summer. Pleasantly fragrant, the graceful blossoms mature to pale pink over time and are nicely complemented by deeply cut, bright green leaves that are equally fragrant. Tough, long-lasting, this U.S. native perennial is valued for both its leaves and its flowers.

  • Growing up to 4-8 ft. high (120-240 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm), Queen of the Prairie spreads rapidly by creeping roots. This upright, flowering perennial always provides drama in the garden and is quite effective at the back of the perennial border or in a mixed shrub borders. Perfect as an accent plant, it is also a great candidate for naturalistic plantings, prairie plantings, cottage gardens, wild gardens and along streams or ponds.
  • Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained or poorly-drained soils. Provide consistent moisture as Queen of the Prairie is intolerant of drought. This will help the foliage to remain attractive throughout the growing season. Part shade is appreciated in hot climates.
  • Easy to grow, it requires very low care and is pest and disease-free! Deer and clay tolerant!
  • No deadheading required as the faded flower heads are decorative and it does not encourage rebloom. Cut back after flowering. Propagate by seed sown in containers in spring, or by division in spring. Freely self-seeds and can form large colonies in optimum growing conditions.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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