Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Queen of the Prairie

Filipendula rubra
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Wetland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

36 to
96
inches

Spread:

36 to
48
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
96
inches
Spread: 36 to
48
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
96
inches
Spread: 36 to
48
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Rain gardens and other wet sites, poorly drained landscapes.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Prefers rich, moist soils. Water during drought periods.
Basic Description

Regal indeed in flower, perennial with beautiful large pink fluffy flower heads, flowering early to mid-summer. Great foliage plant for the rain garden or moist area, bold and large. Fragrant flowers and leaves.Native Environment: Wetland (fen)

Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping, Fresh Cut Flower

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