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Queen of the Prairie
Filipendula rubra

Queen of the Prairie or Meadowsweet is a clump-forming perennial that grows in damp meadows and prefers areas with fluctuating water levels. It was introduced to North America from Europe and has become naturalized.

USDA symbol: FIRU2

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height5 feet
Light ExposureSun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorPink
Queen of the Prairie (Queen of the Prairie<div><em class="small">Filipendula rubra</em></div>)
Photo credit: United States Department of Agriculture (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience5
Salt ToleranceMedium
Stress ToleranceAcidic Conditions

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsAugust

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden, Shoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism9
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadFast
Soil StabilizationShallow


CountySt. Louis