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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Filipendula palmata purpurea
Filipendula are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with pinnately divided leaves and large sprays of small rosy-pink or white flowers borne on leafy stems well above the foliage
F. purpurea is an herbaceous perennial to 80cm, with bold, palmately divided foliage and tiny, deep purplish-pink flowers in large, airy sprays
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained or poorly-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; will tolerate full shade
Propagate by seed sown in containers in spring, or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
Can be affected by fungal leaf spots; powdery mildews may also be a problem
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