Queen of the Prairie

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Queen of the Prairie has tall, majestic flower clusters that command center stage from early to mid-summer. The airy flowers and lush foliage add a touch of texture to the garden and attract pollinators aplenty. Add a few stems for drama to cut flower arrangements. Plant this native deer-resistant perennial in a spot where it can vigorously grow and spread. (Filipendula rubra)
Zones 3 - 8
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 48-72" tall (4-6 feet) , 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(48-72" tall, 18-24" wide) Stately and stunning Queen of the Prairie forms upright mounds of attractive, deeply cut foliage. From early summer to midsummer, her majesty steals the show with 4-6 foot tall flower stems topped with clusters of tiny pink flowers. Individual flowers start out as tiny round buds, and then open to pretty little blossoms with extra-long long stamens, and flower sprays resemble fluffy pink clouds. all the while creating a flurry of pollinator activity. Be sure to cut a few stems to bring drama and fragrance to flower arrangements. Plant this vigorous, low-maintenance perennial in full sun to part shade and moist soil, in a spot where it can freely spread. A beautiful option for meadow style planting and easily filling garden beds. Native to the northeast and midwest of the US and Canada, it thrives in  all but the hottest, driest regions. Deer-resistant.
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Associated SKUsAM018669
AM018636 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM018657 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Queen of the Prairie
Botanical Name
Filipendula rubra
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Deeply lobed green foliage.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Wet Sites
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Additional Information
Semi-aggressive in small gardens.
Award of Garden Merit
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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