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Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'


Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' (Filipendula rubra (Queen of the prairies))

Can't help loving this plant! :)



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I cant either very nice
Gg

24 Jul, 2012

 

Looks so 'fluffy' - lovely

24 Jul, 2012

 

Candy floss anyone? ;)

24 Jul, 2012

 

Lol Karen :-))

24 Jul, 2012

 

my word!! ours was nice but not this good - looked like astilbe in thumbnail

24 Jul, 2012

 

I thought it was Astilbe too..looking brilliant

24 Jul, 2012

 

It's about 1.5m high now, so much taller than Astilbe. It's lovely though isn't it. A great plant for pondside.

24 Jul, 2012

 

Very striking....

24 Jul, 2012

 

Used to grow this, fantastic, and in dryer soil, it does not get so big.

25 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely, and such a good height!

25 Jul, 2012

 

I don't generally go a bundle on pink, but I'd make a definite exception for this beauty!

25 Jul, 2012

 

:) Thanks Fran!

25 Jul, 2012

 

lol I was force-fed pink as a kid, put me off it for life. Blue has been my very favourite colour for as long as I can remember, but "you can't have blue, that's for boys", so I was forced to have 'orrible pink instead cos I was only a girl. You won't find a scrap of anytihng pink in my home or wardrobe; I even tend to skip over pink flowers, with the possible exception of roses of the right shade of pink. And this lovely plant is exactly the right shade ofp pink, too.

26 Jul, 2012

 

I think that is beautiful, does it just like moist soil Karen?

26 Jul, 2012

 

Yes Annie, I think it has to have moisture..I think you can even use it as a marginal, but check that out, as I'm not sure.

26 Jul, 2012

 

It will grow in ordinary soil, Annella, if given a decent amount of water (I grew them commercially in soil) but will not thrive to the same extent as in moist soil.

27 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks for clarifying Vincent :D IF we ever get any dry weather I shall give it a drink!

28 Jul, 2012

 

We can only hope. I am assuming it is doing well everywhere this year.

29 Jul, 2012

 

Indeed!

29 Jul, 2012

 

Oooooh beautiful specimen:-)

30 Jul, 2012

 

This is a lovely plant please tell me what it is, can't wait to buy one.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Chino...the name is at the top..Filipendula rubra Venusta. A bog/marginal plant growing to about 1.6m tall. The foliage is very beautiful too.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Karensusan. So as a bog plant it needs to have its roots wet at all times. Will it survive in a large pot with a deep saucer so I can keep the roots moist.
Silly me I didn't notice the name at the top.

1 Aug, 2012

 

I'm not sure Chino....but my common sense says yes as long as you remember to always keep it moist!

1 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks, that was my common sense thought too. Only thing is ,will it survive the winter in the pot????? I'm going to take the chance.

2 Aug, 2012

 

there's only one way to find out! fingers crossed for you.

2 Aug, 2012



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