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White Queen of the Prairie, Filipendula Palmata

50 seeds


White meadowsweet,a white version of Queen of the Prairie. Please note that this species is less tolerant of heat than the pink queen of the prairie and is growing zones 3-7.

Seeds can be planted in fall for a spring emergence or cold stratified in your refrigerator for 90 days.

As befits her regal name, queen of the prairie stands head and shoulders above many other garden subjects. Showy but undemanding, this herbaceous perennial is also sometimes called meadowsweet for its sweetly fragrant blossoms.

Filipendula Palmata is a member of the rose family. An upright grower, it reaches from three to six feet high. Mature plants can spread up to four feet wide.

In early to mid-summer, the stout stems send out large clusters of tiny, white flowers, with light pink centers. Queen of the prairie’s coarse, deeply divided leaves are also majestic. With seven to nine lobes, each leaf can measure up to three feet long.

Hardy in zones 3-7, this wildflower grows best in a moist but well-drained spot, and prefers fertile, humusy soil. It thrives in full sun, but will perform in light shade, particularly in very hot climates. Queen of the prairie suffers in drought conditions, and the leaves will decline later in the season unless the plant is kept watered. If the plant does become unkempt-looking after blooming, you can cut the foliage back to basal growth to promote production of new, healthy leaves. Applying a mulch will help conserve the moisture this plant craves.

This low-maintenance plant’s strong stems rarely need staking. Neither is deadheading necessary, for the flowers remain attractive even after bloom is done. Queen of the prairie generally remains free of any serious diseases or pests.

Planted in a spot to its liking, queen of the prairie will spread by its creeping roots, as well as self seed, eventually creating a whole colony of plants. You can also divide clumps in the spring or fall to make new plants. Be warned that this imposing plant can grow aggressively, so site it accordingly.

50 Seeds

Perennial zones 3-7

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Meadowsweet Seeds

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