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Queen of the Prairie

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Overview
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Filipendula rubra
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer

Description

(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.