Queen of the Prairie

18 06 2012

Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra), photographed at Green Spring Gardens. Also known as Meadowsweet, this perennial plant blooms June-July and is a member of the Rose family (Rosaceae). A medicinal and ornamental plant, it is native to the U.S. but rare in Virginia. It is hardy to zones 3-6, prefers moist soil, and is a great choice for naturalizing.

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