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Filipendula (Meadowsweet) rubra ‘Venusta’

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.

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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 60-84"
Spacing 36-48"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Partial Shade-Some Sun
Foliage Green leaves
Flower Clusters of Pink Flowers
Bloomtime Mid to late summer

General Information +

Botanical: Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'

Common: Meadowsweet or Queen of the Prairie

Family: Rosaceae

General Characteristics: Usually described as a plant for moist soils/sites. Perhaps that's so if you grow it in full sun, but if you grow it in a shady site it will grow well in normal garden soil - no moister really than most spots in the shade garden. Does best with ample water, rich soil, and a little shade from the hottest afternoon sun though. This is a bushy plant that needs lots of room but so nice when in bloom. The large, deeply cut leaves are a beautiful, bright green and the flower spikes, which appear from early to mid-summer, are rose-pink becoming paler with age.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Does not perform well in areas with hot, dry summers.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Growth rate is medium.