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PlantFiles: Meadowsweet
Filipendula 'Kahome'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Filipendula (fil-ih-PEN-dyoo-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kahome
Additional cultivar information: (aka Kakome)

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One member has or wants this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Todd_Boland On Aug 30, 2009, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love this refined meadowsweet. However, as a note of caution, it is often erroneously listed in the trade as F. palmata 'Nana'. The real F. palmata has white flowers. 'Kohome' is probably a hybrid derived from F. multijuga and may, in fact, be a smaller-flowered, smaller-leaved version of F. purpurea.

Positive shebs45 On Jul 30, 2007, shebs45 from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love this plant; I find it to be very charming. It maintains a neat mound throughout the season, and has lovely little frothy pink flowers in July and August. Seems to grow fairly fast; mine bloomed the first year I planted it.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

FILIPENDULA KAHOME - Double Meadow-sweet - Short 8-12" - Plant 10" apart. Zone 3-8. This dwarf MEADOWSWEET blooms in July and August with a fine froth of rosy flowers over low mounds of pale green foliage.

General Information:
Lovely color and leaf in a shorter Filipendula. Deer Resistant.

Plant Care:
No special care needed. Prefers a moist soil, Best selection for the coldest areas.

Negative stressbaby On Jan 15, 2006, stressbaby from Fulton, MO wrote:

Disappointing variety; leafs brown at the first sign of heat or drought, whether sun or part shade.


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

Chicago, Illinois
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Cicero, New York
Lexington, Virginia
Bainbridge Island, Washington

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