Filipendula glaberrima (Nakai Korean Meadowsweet)
5a to 8b,at least
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(aka: Filipendula glaberrima A1K-040) I first discovered this little known but very attractive meadowsweet at the base of a waterfall at 1,000' elevation near Korea's Mt. Sorak. It has proven to be a superb garden plant whose deciduous clumps are composed of grape-like leaves which serve as a foil for the 3' tall flowering stalks in late May (NC). The flowering stalks are composed of corymbs of tiny white flowers...a superb textural plant. Moist soils are best, but Filipendula glaberrima is very tolerant of drought. Filipendula glaberrima is also used as a powerful antioxidant to control aging...our clump looks only half of its 12 years.