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Purple meadowsweet

Filipendula purpurea

Japanese meadowsweet

This upright herbaceous perennial forma clumps of bright green, bold palmate leaves that looks stunning planted in drifts or groups. In summer feathery clusters of dark pink flowers on dark stems appear. Liking wet sites it suits being planted in bogs or alongside waterways. It can also be naturalized in damp woodland.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Geography

Origin
Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
A low maintenance plant that provides architecture to beds & borders.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
Purples, Pink
Scent
None

Problems

Can suffer from leaf spot & powdery mildew.

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