Filipendula vulgaris (Dropwort)

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Plant Overview

A British native herb usually found in dry flower meadows and verges. Finely cut, ferny, dark green foliage and coral-pink flower buds which open to fluffy cream flower heads on slender stems in June. 

Excellent for wildflower schemes and equally suitable for a border. Loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Suitable for cut flowers.

Height and spread: 60 x 45 cm

The name Filipendula comes from the Latin ‘filum', meaning thread and ‘pendulus’, meaning drooping. 

Common name:  Dropwort

Note: this is not Water Dropwort, which is a very different plant.



All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.