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
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size48-72" tall (4-6 feet) , 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
SKUAM018669

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
AM018657 (Tray of 16)
AM018636 (Plant - 3" Pot)
Common Name
Queen of the Prairie
Botanical Name
Filipendula rubra
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
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
Foliage
Deeply lobed green foliage.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates
Wet Sites
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
Semi-aggressive in small gardens.
Awards
Award of Garden Merit
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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