Meadowsweet (Spiraea ulmaria), packet of 100 seeds, organic
Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
(Filipendula ulmaria) Herbaceous perennial to about 4 feet. Native to temperate Europe and Asia. Multiple stems arise from a spreading crown with delicate, ferny leaves. Masses of creamy flowers are fragrant, like honey and mead. We specialize in this plant, which gives copious quantities of flowers. Traditional usage TWM): anti-inflammatory and pain relieving. Source of salicylic acid. The word “aspirin” was invented as a conjuncton of the Latin “a spirea” meaning “of Spirea.” Plant prefers rich, moisture retentive loam, plenty of water, and a part shade to full sun exposure. The seeds are slow to germinate and should be kept barely covered, cool, evenly moist, and in part shade. Pot up seedlings and work up to size before transplanting out. This usually takes 6 weeks in the spring greenhouse or in the summer shadehouse. Space plants 2 feet apart.
100 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown