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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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

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

Growth form

Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Pink

Size

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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