A genus of about 12 species, these plants are native to the Northern Hemisphere. Common names include Dropwort, Meadowsweet, Queen of the Forest and Queen of the Prairie.


Filipendula camtschatica

Kamchatka Meadowsweet
F. multijuga  
F. palmata Siberian Meadowsweet
F. purpurea Japanese Meadowsweet
F. rubra Queen of the Prairie
F. ulmaria Queen of the Meadow
F. vulgaris Dropwort Meadowsweet

Species Hgt (ft) Flower Color
F. palmata 3-4 Pink
F. nb,n 6-8 Pink
F. ulmaria 3-6 white
F. vulgaris 2-3 white

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.


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