- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
If ever there was a plant deserving of its name, it is the Queen of the Prairie. This lovely perennial reigns over a landscape and puts on a spectacular display during the summer. Tiny pink flowers grow in clusters and have a feathery texture. The Filipendula rubra or meadowsweet also features bright green lance-shaped foliage that provides a stunning background for the striking blooms. This sun-loving beauty is easy to grow and easy to admire.
Queen of the Prairie is a sizable clump-forming plant that can overtake an area when allowed to self-seed. Use this plant to anchor a bed or mass planting, serve as a border, or define a property line. This plant is a herbaceous perennial, so while it makes a wonderful privacy screen during the summer, all growth will fade in the fall. Trim the flowers to include in arrangements. This deer-resistant plant will attract butterflies and is native to North America, where it grows as a perennial in zones 3 through 8.
Queen of the Prairie Care
This plant will thrive in full sun to partial shade in rich, moist soil. Well-drained soil is ideal, but this adaptable plant can handle poorly-drained soil. Water consistently to maintain soil dampness as this plant does not like to dry out. Apply balanced fertilizer during the spring.
Cut Queen of the Prairie back if it becomes unwieldy. Spent flowers can be removed if you do not want the plant to self-seed. All growth can be trimmed back in the fall.
Queen of the Prairie Spacing
Queen of the Prairie is a large, upright perennial that can grow 6 to 8 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Space plants 3 to 4 feet apart create a lovely, blooming hedge.
Queen of the Prairie Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Interest|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Edging, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Queen of the Prairie|
|Scientific Name: FILIPENDULA RUBRA `VENUSTA`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.