February 8, 2023
Queen of the Prairie

Queen of the Prairie

Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’ or also known as the Queen of the Prairie ‘Venusta’, Meadowsweet ‘Venusta’Filipendula magnifica, Filipendula rubra ‘Magnifica’, Spiraea Venusta ‘Magnifica’. It is a hybrid, but it belongs to the Rosaceae family of plants. It is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial which is clump-forming and herbaceous. It grows to 8ft or 2.5m tall. Filipendula rubra is native to North America and it is considered endangered.

Filipendula Rubra - Venusta
Filipendula Rubra – Venusta

It blooms in summer with clusters of small pink flowers and looks beautiful in borders. The flowers are fragrant. They have deeply cut bright green leaves. They are also aromatic.

Filipendula Rubra - Venusta
Filipendula Rubra – Venusta at Kew Gardens

How to grow Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’:

Plant Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’ in a moist humus-rich, well or poorly drained soil. But provide consistent moisture. It can grow in the sun or partial shade you can cut it back after flowering. It is deer resistant. It is easy to grow and maintain. It is generally pest-free and disease-free. No deadheading or pruning required. Propagate by seed or division.

Queen of the Prairie
Queen of the Prairie
Filipendula Rubra - Venusta
Filipendula Rubra – Venusta

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