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Meadow Sweet

Filipendula ulmaria

Also known as

Queen Of The Prairies, Queen Of The Meadows, Bittersweet, Bridewort, Courtship And Matrimony, Honey-Sweet, Kiss-Me-Quick, Lady Of The Meadow, Maid Of The Meadow, Meadow Queen, Meadow Wort, Sweet Bay

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

60cm

Min

70cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Filipendula ulmaria
Filipendula ulmaria

Meadow Sweet Overview

This perennial herb grows in damp meadows and can be planted by pondside or boggy areas. It has beautiful sprays of cream-white flowers that attract bees and give off an almond fragrance. The foliage starts of as a golden green and fades to an old gold in the summer. The seeds from this plant provide food for birds, and the whole plant itself is edible.

Common problems with Meadow Sweet

How to propagate Meadow Sweet

Cuttings

Division

Seed

Special features of Meadow Sweet

Attracts bees

Attracts birds

Other uses of Meadow Sweet

Grown for their mass of small, bee-attracting flowers and in some species, their foliage. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Edible

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