Filipendula 'Venusta'
Filipendula 'Venusta'
Filipendula 'Venusta'
Filipendula 'Venusta'
Filipendula 'Venusta'
Filipendula 'Venusta'
Filipendula 'Venusta'
Filipendula 'Venusta'
Filipendula 'Venusta'

Filipendula 'Venusta'

"Queen of the prairie"

Filipendula 'Venusta'

1 bare root — £4.46

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Description

This magnificent perennial for the border produces rose-pink, candyfloss-like blooms that can light up the garden. These flowers are held proud of the attractive, deep green, lacy leaves.  A cultivar of meadowsweet, Filipendula 'Venusta' forms a sturdy, upright bush, up to 200cm in height. Its large flowerheads appear between June and August. It’s a good plant for cutting, too.

A plant originally seen growing as a native North American wildflower, and known as queen of the prairie, Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' needs a position in full sun, and a moist soil, to give of its best. It will be most at home at the back of a border, and is especially nice by a stream. It is also relatively pest- and disease-resistant! In fact, it is such a good cultivar that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Venusta means handsome in Latin, and we wouldn't disagree!

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 rubra 'Venusta'

  • 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 'Venusta' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Queen of the prairie" 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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