Filipendula ulmaria 'Variegata'

Meadow sweet

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


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Plant details

This is the varigated form of our native meadow sweet. The dark green leaves are boldly splashed with creamy yellow and are most attractive if the flower stems are removed. If allowed to flower, the heads of fluffy, cream flowers have an attractive fragrance. It is prone to mildew.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Filipendula

Species: ulmaria

Cultivar: Variegata

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: October to March

Flowering period: June to August

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