Family: Rosaceae

Scientific Name: Filipendula ulmaria aurea

Common Name: Meadowsweet Aurea, Filipendula ulmaria Aurea


Meadow Sweet (Filipendula ulmaria 'aurea') A Meadow Sweet cultivar is grown more for its chartreuse/yellow foliage than the flowers.

Plant TypePerennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone4
Sunlightfull sun, part sun, some shade is needed in warmer hardiness zones
Moisturepreferrs moist, can burn if allowed to get to dry
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Temperatureplant holds up better in the cooler climates
Flowerswhite, creamy white 4-6 inch inflorescence, unexceptional flowers
Leavesgolden yellow, compound, 7-11 toothed leaflets, changes to chartreuse
Dimensions2-3 by 2-3 feet, upright clump
Maintenancedeadhead to prevent green seedlings, can be cut back to induce a new flush of foliage
Propagationdivision, the seeds probaly will produce green plants
Misc FactsAKA: Meadow Sweet, Queen of the Prairie
Notes & Reference#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage), #144-Missouri Botanical Gardens web site
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