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Filipendula rubra Venusta, commonly known as Queen of the Prairie, is a stunning perennial plant that belongs to the Rosaceae family. This plant is well-known for its large, showy flowers and attractive foliage.
The plant typically grows to a height of 4-6 feet and spreads about 3-4 feet wide. It has an upright, clumping habit and produces strong, sturdy stems that are covered in deeply cut, bright green foliage. The leaves have a delicate and airy texture, and the stems are topped with large, fluffy clusters of fragrant, pink to deep rose-red flowers that bloom in mid to late summer.
Filipendula rubra Venusta is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow in a variety of soil types, including moist soil. It prefers full sun to partial shade and requires regular watering to thrive. The plant is also tolerant of deer and other wildlife, making it an excellent choice for naturalized areas or wildlife gardens.
One thing to note about Filipendula rubra Venusta is that it can spread quite rapidly through underground runners, so it may need to be divided every few years to control its growth. Additionally, the plant can self-seed and naturalize in suitable growing conditions.
Overall, Filipendula rubra Venusta is an attractive, hardy, and low-maintenance perennial plant that provides a long-lasting display of color and attracts a variety of pollinators, including butterflies and bees. It is an excellent choice for gardens, borders, and other landscaping projects, particularly those in need of a plant with tall, striking flowers that can add a bold statement to any garden. The fragrant blooms also make this plant an excellent choice for cutting gardens or floral arrangements. The pink to deep rose-red color of the flowers is truly stunning and sets this plant apart from other varieties of Filipendula.
Bloom Time June-Aug