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Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet

Filipendula palmata 'Elegans'

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Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet (Filipendula palmata 'Elegans') at Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.

Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet flowers

Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet flowers

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Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet (Filipendula palmata 'Elegans') at Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.

Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet in bloom

Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  32 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b


Slender and branchy red stems produces stunning fluffy plumes of small white-pink flowers above medium green toothed foliage; good for cutting gardens, backs of borders or used in dried bouquets

Ornamental Features

Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet features delicate panicles of white flowers with shell pink overtones and red anthers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated narrow compound leaves remain emerald green in colour throughout the season. The crimson stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Elegans Siberian Meadowsweet will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 32 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden 
Flowers  Bark 
Ornamental Features