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Filipendula purpurea ‘Elegans’

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.6m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite (Pink)
  • Leaf ColourLime-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Filipendula purpurea ‘Elegans’. This is a meadowsweet from Japan, with feathery, fragrant, terminal panicles of white flowers with red stamens, which give the impression of pink flowers from a distance. The leaves are palmate, maple-like and lime-green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous or Bog

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for ornamental, fragrant flowers. Good for woodland and waterside planting.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Humus-rich, Boggy
  • WaterMoist or Wet to moist

Propagation

Seed in autumn or by division in autumn or winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to powdery mildew, rust and leaf spot.

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