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Filipendula ulmaria 

Produces a froth of sweetly scented creamy coloured flowers. Common in waysides and flower meadows.


Contents: Approximately 600 seeds

Average height: 90cm
Aspect: dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
Soil type: boggy, clay, heavy, moist
Sowing time: March, April, May
Flowering period: July-August
Colour: creamy white

Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria, has a very long history of herbal use, and it was one of the three most sacred herbs of the ancient Druids. The leaves and flowering stems have traditionally been used as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aromatic astringent, diuretic, stomachic and tonic. It's an attractive plant, ideal for growing in damp soil and boggy areas, such as the edge of a pond. It's mostly grown for its foliage, which emerges a fresh golden-green, fading to gold in summer, especially when grown in strong sun.

If allowed to flower, Filipendula ulmaria blooms have a strong, sweet scent, but the plant puts much of its energy into developing the flower spikes. However, by removing the flower spikes as soon as they become visible, plants remain vegetative and develop larger, more pronounced foliage. Not only does this look better, it also prevents plants self seeding, which may be a nuisance.

Our packaging is made from FSC recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly inks. The seed bags are waxed paper or compostable starch to keep seeds in the best condition during storage. Seed packs are supplied ready-mixed with organic husks for ease of distribution.

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