Filipendula 'Kahome'
Filipendula 'Kahome'

Filipendula 'Kahome'

"Meadowsweet"

Filipendula 'Kahome'

1 bare root — £4.46

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Description

Filipendula 'Kahome' is exciting and new! This recently introduced form of meadowsweet is dwarf, at just 35cm high, and a little more across, and has some of the brightest pink flowers you will ever see in a garden. Its frothy plumes of flowers, rather like astilbes, are of a gorgeous sugar-pink, and appear between June and August. They are held above a low mound of bright green fern-like leaves. Bees and butterflies will flock to the blooms, that is, if you haven’t cut the stems for vase decoration—they last well in water.

As a clump-forming perennial, Filipendula 'Kahome' grows well in moist areas of the garden, and will thrive at the edges of ponds or streams. However, they are also perfectly happy in normal garden borders, and even adapt well to patio containers and pots – provided they are not allowed to dry out. Perfectly hardy in the UK, Filipendula 'Kahome'will grow well in full sun or partial shade, and in any kind of soil. Watering in summer is important to keep the plant producing flowers.

After a couple of years, your Filipendula 'Kahome' plant will have grown into a sizeable clump, and may be easily divided, in early spring, to give you even more plants.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Filipendula 'Kahome'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1.5-2m

  • Established spread

    1.2-1.5m

  • Plant spacing

    1 plant per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Cut flower gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Clay

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Filipendula 'Kahome' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Meadowsweet" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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