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Filipendula ulmaria purpurea (Pink Meadowsweet )Herb SEEDS

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

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Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria purpurea) Herb Seeds

Meadowsweet or Filipendula ulmaria 'Rosea' is a perennial herb often found growing in damp meadows, ditches and bogs, at the edges of ponds, on river banks and in damp open woodland, hence this plant needs plenty of water so moist soil conditions are perfect. Common throughout Europe, it is also be found in the eastern US and Canada as far west as Ohio.

Meadowsweet is also known as 'Bridewort', 'Meadow Queen', Meadow-wort', Lady of the Meadow' and 'Meadsweet.' Preferring moist semi shade, Meadowsweet will colonise areas if left to its own devices.

Meadowsweet spreads with creeping rootstock, and will send up a reddish, angular stem, up to 120cm tall, that is branched near the top. Each branch holds pinnate green leaves that are downy white underneath. The small,pale pink five-petaled flowers are a stunning display, as they have over twenty protruding stamens, and these grow in clusters from June to August. The flowers have a sweet honey and almond like fragrance and the leaves smell like wintergreen. 

Growing Instuctions

Sow onto a good soil-based compost, cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They are best sown September-October for germination in the Spring, germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. 

Herb Usage

Meadowsweet has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries, its pleasant smelling leaves and flowers meant that it was used in medieval times as a type of air freshener by being strewn on floors to give rooms a pleasant aroma. It has been used to flavour wine and beer hence meadow-wort as a common name.  The flowers can be added to stewed fruit and jams, giving them a subtle almond flavor. It has many medicinal properties which have been documented such as a remedy for an acidic stomach, and the fresh root is often used homeopathic preparations. Dried, the flowers are used in potpourri. 

Buy Meadowsweet  Online

Our potted Meadowsweet herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.


Filipendula ulmaria purpurea (Pink Meadowsweet )Herb SEEDS
Aspect/Site Partial shade/Shade
Soil Type Moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 120cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Filipendula ulmaria 'Rosea'
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Wildlife