Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra)

Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra)

Stunning puffs of pink flowers blanket the top of this spreading perennial. Great for meadows and prairies, but can spread aggressively in gardens.


Sun:    Full Sun
Moisture:    Medium-Wet
Height:    5 feet
Blooms:    June, July, Aug
Color:    Pink
Spacing:    24″
Zones:    3-7
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

Queen of the Prairie spreads by underground rhizomes, so keep the future spread in mind when putting it in a garden. Plant next to plants that can handle the competition and keep it in check, such as tall grasses or other spreading plants.

Companion Plants

Prairie Coreopsis
Indian Grass
Culver’s Root
Sweet Grass