Home Prairie and Wetland Center
16245 South Hwy. 71
Belton, MO 64012
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Filipendula rubra

Queen of the Prairie

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Filipendula rubra (Queen of the Prairie)

This regal beauty blooms in early to mid-summer with huge showy flower heads of deep pink sway on strong stems that are three to seven feet tall. Dark green, deeply divided foliage-a magnificent sight! The spent flower heads are also attractive.

Additional Information:


Height
18-36 Inches

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Spread
15-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Pink / Rose


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium), Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW+

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High
Moderate

Special Uses

Bog
Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar