Spirea Like Flowers of Queen-of-the-Prairie

Filipendula rubra

Queen-of-the-Prairie (Filipendula rubra)

Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
– Type: Herbaceous perennial
– Native Range: Eastern United States
– Sun: Full sun to part shade
– Location: Burlington, NC
– Forage: Pollen only, no nectar
A clump-forming perennial typically grows 6-8′ tall and exhibits fragrant flowers which smell like lilac. Numerous stamens give the spirea-like flowers a fuzzy appearance. This plant is also self-incompatible and must have pollen transferred from different plant to set seed.