Glorious plumes of, soft pink flowers put on a stunning show from late spring to summer. The blooms open in abundance on tall stems with a laid back romantic flair. The flowers of Siberian Meadowsweet can be picked and even dried.
As the name, Filipendula palmata, suggests, the leaves are palmate, or palm/hand shaped. They are big, growing to 30cm long with soft, white hairs on the underside. The lobed leaflets are 5-10cm across.
Siberian Meadowsweet 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 grow well in beds also but need to be kept moist to avoid leaf burn.
A woodland plant, Siberian Meadowsweet 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.
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Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade