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Filipendula purpurea

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Filipendula (fil-ih-PEN-dyoo-luh) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral jody On Nov 12, 2000, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

There are only 10 species under the genus Filipendula. Purpurea is clump forming and grows to about 4' tall. It's flowers are tiny, purplish, form panicle like clusters and bloom in summer. Great for growing near a pond or stream. Best cultivated in sun to part shade in moist but well draining soil.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Des Moines, Iowa
Eveleth, Minnesota
Rushford, Minnesota
Spokane, Washington



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