Scientific Name: Filipendula vulgaris
Common Name: dropwort
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, 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: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Perennial border, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Alkaline
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Ovate, Spatulate, Dentate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Panicle, White, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Achene, Green, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves pinnately compound, finely-divided, leaflets to 2cm long; florets small, white (pink in bud), fragrant, and in astilbe-like panicles.