Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria – Filipendula ulmaria, commonly known as meadowsweet or mead wort and has been referred to as queen of the meadow, pride of the meadow, meadow-wort, meadow queen, lady of the meadow, dollof, meadsweet, and bridewort. The whole herb possesses a pleasant taste and flavour, the green parts having a similar aromatic character to the flowers, leading to the use of the plant as a strewing herb, strewn on floors to give the rooms a pleasant aroma, and its use to flavour wine, beer, and many vinegars. The whole plant is a traditional remedy for an acidic stomach, and the fresh root is often used homeopathic preparations. Dried, the flowers are used in potpourri. This plant contains the chemicals used to make aspirin. A small section of root, when peeled and crushed smells like Germolene, and when chewed is a good natural remedy for relieving headaches. A natural black dye can be obtained from the roots by using a copper mordant. In Welsh mythology, Gwydion and Math created a woman out of oak blossom, broom, and meadowsweet and named her Blodeuwedd (“flower face”).It is known by many other names, and in Chaucer’s The Knight’s Tale it is known as meadwort and was one of the ingredients in a drink called “save”. It was also known as bridewort, because it was strewn in churches for festivals and weddings, and often made into bridal garlands. In Europe, it took its name “queen of the meadow” for the way it can dominate a low-lying, damp meadow. In the 16th century, when it was customary to strew floors with rushes and herbs (both to give warmth underfoot and to overcome smells and infections), it was a favorite of Elizabeth I of England. She desired it above all other herbs in her chambers.
Often this species needs to be planted just before the frost or needs a long period of cold for Stratification, so its seed dormancy can be overcome.
Flowering Season: June – September
Flower Colour: Cream
Time to reach full height: 2-5 years.
Soil Type: Clay, Loam.
Moisture: Moist but well drained, poorly drained.
How much sun: Full sun, partial shade.
Aspect: North, East, South, West facing.
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria seeds should be sown in autumn where they are to flower or in seed trays and left outside over winter. Keep moist and cover lightly with soil or compost.
Plant Meadowsweet plugs into moist soil in a sunny or partially shaded position for best results.
This item will be despatched as soon as stock is available.
Seeds available all year round subject to availability.
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Produced in the UK from cultivated stock.
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