This is a tall, stately plant. Beautiful wide panicles of fluffy, hot pink flowers with tall stems and vine-like leaves in midsummer, from July-Sept. Butterflies are naturally attracted to this Filipendula, but it is deer, rabbit and squirrel resistant. The large, deeply cut leaves are a beautiful, bright green. This plant prefers partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. It is a native North American perennial.
This Queen of the Prairie is one of the great under-used native plants of No. America. Somewhat like a pink Queen Anne’s Lace, with none of that plant’s invasiveness, the pink queen has big maple-like leaves, and then large plume-shaped flowerheads that are really dramatic. Yes, it’s tall, but that’s the best part. Plant a few at the back of your border, and it will be one of your favorites. Strong stems, no staking necessary, just great clouds of pink each summer.