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Herbaceous Perennial

Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea'

A decidous herbaceous perennial to 1m in height, with pinnate leaves that start out a warm yellow in spring, maturing to creamy yellow in late spring and plale green as the season progresses. Although often grown more for the foliage, it bears fragrant cream flowers in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Poorly–drained, Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow
Summer White Cream Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in moisture-retentive soil or in part shade to prevent scorch

Propagation

Propagate by division. Will seed freely but may not come true to type

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

It's recommended to cut away the flowers as they form, to maximise the foliage effect. Cut back old growth at the end of the growing season

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews in dry soil or fungal leaf spot

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