Joy Creek Nursery

170-004-1   Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'     ( Queen of the Prairie )

Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'
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Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' is a tall spreading perennial with large pinnate foliage suitable for sunny moist areas. In early summer the branching red stems are topped with dainty, almost foamy plumes of densely clustered rose pink flower heads. For us this plant is a big grower and is alloted an area about 4 feet by 8 feet which it thoroughly fills but don't worry it is not invasive and a sharp shovel will keep it well in bounds when maintained once a year. For many years we have had it planted in front of the clumping bamboo, Fargesia nitida `Nymphenberg' which creates a lovely marriage of textures, colors and movement when the breeze from the river stirs them on a summer afternoon.

Early to midsummer.  6 ft. x 4 ft.

Rose-Pink flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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