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Filipendula rubra, also known as queen-of-the-prairie, is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae native to the northeastern and central United States and southeastern Canada. It prefers full sun or partial shade and moist soil, but tolerates drier soil in a shadier location. 

  • Common Name: Queen of the Prairie

  • Plant Type:  Herbaceous perennial

  • Height:  3-6 feet

  • Spread: 3-4 feet

  • Sun/Shade Requirements:  Full sun to part sun, will tolerate part shade

  • Water Requirements:  Prefers medium to wet conditions

  • Soil Requirements:  Tolerates clay soil but prefers rich organic well drained soil

  • Growth Habit:  Very tall upright and clump forming

  • Bloom Time: June to August

  • Bloom Color: Pink

  • Bloom Form:  Large upright panicles of tiny blooms

  • Foliage:  Fine fernlike foliage, deeply cut bright green

  • Fragrance:  Flowers and foliage are both fragrant

  • Pest and Disease Resistance:  Deer resistant. Occasionally bothered b powdery mildew or rust.

  • Fertilize:  Fertilize in late spring before flowering begins.

  • Maintenance:  Very low maintenance

  • Other:  Attracts butterflies and moths but provides no nectar. Can spread aggressively

  • Hardiness:  Zones 3 -8