Meadowsweet | Filipendula ulmaria

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Step into the fragrant world of Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) at our wildflower nursery. This elegant beauty, standing at 90-120 cm, brings a touch of sweet-scented enchantment to any garden. With feathery clusters of cream-colored flowers, Meadowsweet thrives in damp meadows and woodland edges. Its versatile nature and low-maintenance appeal make it perfect for all garden enthusiasts. Bees and butterflies can’t resist its nectar-rich blooms, turning your garden into a buzzing haven. Easy to grow from seeds or young plants, Meadowsweet invites you to create your fragrant oasis. Bring the magic home – shop now and let the sweet scent of Meadowsweet grace your garden with natural elegance!


Botanical Information: Meadowsweet

Get ready to explore the enchanting world of Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), a fragrant wildflower that’s like a sweet-scented dream in the garden. With its tall, feathery clusters of tiny, cream-colored flowers, Meadowsweet stands at an elegant height of about 90 to 120cm (35 to 47 inches). Imagine a gentle, floral fairy waving in the breeze – that’s the magic Meadowsweet brings to the plant family.


Meadowsweet is a versatile wildflower, making its home in damp meadows, stream banks, and even woodland edges. It’s like a plant that loves to be where the ground is a bit soggy! This wildflower is like a flexible friend that adds a touch of elegance to different outdoor settings.

Benefits to Wildlife

Now, let’s talk about how this species is a superhero for wildlife. Bees absolutely adore it! The nectar-rich flowers are like a bee buffet, providing these buzzing friends with a sweet treat. As the bees visit, they become carriers of pollen, unintentionally becoming flower matchmakers for Meadowsweet. Butterflies join the party too, turning your garden into a fluttering haven.

Conservation Status in the UK

The good news is that Meadowsweet is doing well in the United Kingdom! It’s not considered a species of immediate concern. While it might not be in the conservation spotlight, recognizing its role in supporting wildlife is crucial. Conservation efforts often focus on maintaining the health of meadows and damp areas, recognizing that native plants like Meadowsweet contribute to the biodiversity of these environments.

By appreciating and protecting these areas, we indirectly contribute to the well-being of Meadowsweet and the many other living things that call these places home.

Ease of Growing

Now, if you’re thinking about bringing a touch of fragrant magic to your garden, here’s the exciting part – Meadowsweet is super easy to grow! You can start it from buying some of our young plants. It’s like having a low-maintenance friend that appreciates a bit of moisture in the soil. Plant it in well-drained but damp soil, and watch it thrive. It’s like cultivating a fragrant oasis in your own backyard.

Once it establishes itself, it’s like having a fragrant companion that doesn’t demand too much attention. A bit of sunlight, some water, and your garden will proudly host the delicate beauty of  this species. Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is a fragrant and accessible wildflower that adds a touch of floral magic to outdoor spaces. With its feathery flowers, adaptability, and positive impact on wildlife, Meadowsweet is like a superhero in the plant world. Whether admired in the wild or cultivated in a garden, this wildflower invites us to appreciate the beauty and fragrance found in nature. Embrace the enchantment of Meadowsweet, and let your garden bloom with the charm of this captivating wildflower.

More Information

Wild Food UK

The Woodland Trust

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Additional information



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Soil moisture

Normal, Waterlogged, Wet


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