Filipendula ulmaria, Meadowsweet

Filipendula ulmaria

Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe, Western Asia
USDA Zone: 3-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSpice or herb plantEthnomedical plant.
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The leaves of this large shrub, which grows 5-10 ft tall, are usually pinnately divided and dark green above, a bit lighter below.

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is native to Europe and Western Asia and is a staple of traditional ethnic medicine as well herb and spice gardens - it is an excellent source of honey and an attractor of butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. In addition, the plant has been used in folk medicine to treat a variety of ailments and is still highly sought after today.

For optimal growth, Meadowsweet should be planted in full sun, in moist, well-drained soil and regular water should be provided. Grows well in USDA Zones 3-9. In colder climates it's better to plant the shrub in a pot, and move it indoors during colder months.

In the garden, Meadowsweet is a perfect way to add beauty and fragrance - its lovely white and off-white flowers immediately draw attention and its strong, sweet scent highlights the garden. Plus, its healthful properties, attracting of butterflies and other pollinators, and cold hardiness, makes it an easy choice for the garden.

Filipendula ulmaria, Meadowsweet

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