Scientific Name: Filipendula ulmaria
Common Name: European meadowsweet
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Container planting, Medicinal plant, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Spring interest, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Distinctive smell, Odd-pinnate, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Panicle, White, Jun-Jul-Aug
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Achene, Green-yellow, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves highly wrinkled, compound, stipulate; florets about 8mm wide with 5 white petals and many stamens, in dense panicles about 6cm wide.