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Variegated Queen Of The Meadow
Filipendula ulmaria 'Aureovariegata'
Variegated Queen Of The Meadow flowers
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Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 32 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2b
Other Names: Meadowsweet
A well branched, upright bushy variety that features beautiful deep green serrated foliage with creamy white variegation, topped with fragrant white flower clusters; excellent for garden beds, and pondside gardens; good cut flower
Variegated Queen Of The Meadow features delicate panicles of white flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive serrated narrow compound leaves remain forest green in colour with showy creamy white variegation throughout the season.
Variegated Queen Of The Meadow is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
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.
Variegated Queen Of The Meadow is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Variegated Queen Of The Meadow will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 32 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 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.