Filipendula ulmaria

Meadowsweet, Spiraea ulmaria, Dropwort

These 2- to 4-foot-tall plants boast feathery plumes of tiny flowers on leafy stems. Planted behind a border, their dense lush leaves make excellent background for other flowering plants. Found wild in moist and boggy soils, they tolerate dryer soil. These long-lived plants go dormant in winter. Flower best in full sun, but tolerate light shade. Divide in early spring when new growth starts. Sow seed in early fall.
Filipendula ulmaria, Meadowsweet, Spiraea ulmaria, Dropwort
The aromatic roots and leaves smell of wintergreen when crushed. Other forms include the golden yellow-leaved 'Aurea'.

Attributes - Filipendula ulmaria

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 6 ft.

Width: 4 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil.

 
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