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Filipendula purpurea
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Filipendula purpurea

Japanese Purple Meadowsweet

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Item #: 9241

Zones: 3a to 8b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

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Japanese meadowsweet is one of our favorite mid-spring flowering plants for moist soil. The upright 3' tall stalks are adorned with 5-7 lobed green leaves and topped, starting in mid-May, with what resembles a punk hairdo of bright pink. Although Filipendula purpurea can take periods of drought, a sunny, moist site is preferred.