Filipendula rubra

Common name: Queen of the Prairie

Native plant

Queen of the Prairie is a tall prairie plant with dramatic, bright pink, plume-like flowers.  Blooms occur early to mid summer and last about 3 weeks.  Leaves are bright green and large, offering their own interest to the garden. While the flowers are not fragrant, the leaves have a smell reminiscent of cucumber.  If planted in wetter conditions, this plant will spread by rhizomes and form small colonies.

Also available in quarts.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 1
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
4 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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