Filipendula ulmaria

Meadowsweet - Filipendula ulmaria

Common Name: Meadowsweet
Genus: Filipendula
Species: ulmaria

Category: Wildflowers
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained or Boggy, poorly drained

A familiar sight on the banks of streams or wet ditches our native meadowsweet is a vigorous easy-to-grow plant that's ideal for boggy areas of the garden or beside water. Handsome deeply veined leaflets are held on arching stems topped with fluffy sprays up to 25cm across of creamy-white flowers in summer. The plant forms clumps of upright growth but will self seed freely in the the right spot.

  • Garden care: Do not let plants dry out as they may become susceptible to powdery mildew. To control their tendency to seed everywhere remove the faded flowers before they set seed.