Meadowsweet (Spiraea ulmaria) seeds, organic

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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.

Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~1,800 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    A Allsman

    Beekeeper here, is this the seed that grows the plant that supplies the nectar/pollen for Meadowsweet honey?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, I think so, in much the same way that blackberry honey comes from blackberry blossoms, clover honey from clover blossoms, etc. Meadowsweet does have profuse nectaries. r

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    Cathy Earley

    Meadowsweet (Spiraea ulmaria) seeds, organic noted at header.
    (Filipendula ulmaria) Herbaceous perennial noted in description.
    Which is it? And how do I trust that you will send what I am intending to buy.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Its an organically grown herbaceous perennial.

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    • Woodvamp

      I’ve read that meadowsweet like stratification and osilating temperatures has that been your experience?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      meadowsweet likes a cool environment and is slow to germ–3 weeks germ time is typical. yes, the oscillations provided by an unheated greenhouse in the early spring are pretty ideal.

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    • CJ

      Hello, I read that meadowsweet is native to the Allegheny Mountains, but here it says Europe and Asia

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      From PFAF database: Meadowsweet (Spirea/filipendula) ulmaria native range:
      Europe, including Britain, from Iceland south and east to Spain, temperate Asia and Mongolia.

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