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Filipendula vulgaris - Moench.
                 
Common Name Dropwort, Meadowsweet
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 3-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry pastures on limestone or chalky soils[4].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to N. Africa, Siberia and the Caucasus.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.

Filipendula vulgaris Dropwort, Meadowsweet


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Filipendula vulgaris Dropwort, Meadowsweet
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Physical Characteristics
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Filipendula vulgaris is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to August, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms
F. hexapetala. Spiraea filipendula. Ulmaria filipendula.

Habitats
 Ground Cover; Meadow;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked[61, 177, 200]. They can be added to salads and soups[183]. Root - raw or cooked[61, 115, 177, 200]. Rather bitter[5]. Astringent[100]. Best if roasted[141]. A famine food, it is only used in times of scarcity[183].
Medicinal Uses


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Anthelmintic;  Antispasmodic;  Lithontripic.

The root is anthelmintic and lithontripic. It is used in the treatment of epilepsy, kidney and bladder stones, genital discharges and intestinal worms[61].
Other Uses
Plants can be used as a ground cover when planted about 45cm apart each way[208]. The cultivar 'Flore Pleno' with sweetly scented double flowers has been recommended[208].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Massing, Rock garden. Prefers a well-drained moisture retentive soil[200]. Dislikes shade[17]. Tolerates dry soils[200]. Grows well on calcareous soils[17]. The flowers are sweetly scented and are very attractive to bees[245]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Naturalizing, Suitable for cut flowers.
Propagation
Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame[1]. The seed can also be sown in a cold frame in spring, germinating best at a temperature of 10 - 13°c[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer if they have grown enough. If not, keep them in a cold frame for the winter and plant them out in late spring. Division in autumn or winter[200]. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Duchesnea filipendula 20
Filipendula kamtschatica 20
Filipendula multijuga 10
Filipendula rubraQueen Of The Prairie, Meadowsweet01
Filipendula ulmariaMeadowsweet, Queen of the meadow, Double Lady of the Meadow, European Meadowsweet33
Filipendula vestita 01
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