The glorious plumes of fragrant, pink flowers put on a stunning show from late spring to summer. The blooms open in abundance on tall stems and have a laid back, romantic flair.
The flowers of Filipendula ‘Magnifica’ fade to soft pink as they mature. The flowers can be picked and even dried.
The foliage grows along the stems but stays well below the flowers, allowing them to shine. The leaves are upright and bushy in bright green shades.
Filipendula ‘Magnifica’ looks best when planted in groups of three or more.
Filipendula rubra ‘Magnifica’ grows well in boggy soils. They are perfect for those hard to plant out areas beside ponds and low lying areas of the garden. They will also grow well in beds but need to be kept moist to avoid leaf burn.
A woodland plant, Filipendula ‘Magnifica’ prefers a humus rich soil and thrives with generous helpings of compost. Don’t expect too much in the first, year, it is in the second and subsequent years that this plant will really impress you. More flowers and more vigorous growth comes in time and soon you will wonder how you did without it.
Filipendula is also known as Meadowsweet or Queen of the Prairies. It is like a giant version of the old favourite Astilbe. This variety is variably known as Filipendula ‘Venusta’ and holds the prestigious RHS award of garden merit.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Temperate
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade