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Filipendula palmata 'Variegata'

Siberian Meadowsweet

Plant Type:


Filipendula palmata 'Variegata' (ex: Louis Raymond) - The Variegated Siberian Filipendula displays matte-finished palmate green leaves resembling those of Sugar Maple with each leaf finely-edged in white. They are beautiful and overlapping in a colony create a solid foliage mound. Innumerable buds are pinkish on irregular panicles held above the foliage on wiry stems. These open to multitudes of tiny white flowers with a faint pink flush like a severely windswept astilbe in appearance - think wispy cumulus clouds meet vertical stems rising from the garden floor. Flowers bear a pleasant, sweet scent. Site in fertile soil that holds moisture between rains. Morning sun and afternoon shade to dappled shade will please this very handsome underutilized perennial. Filipendula palmata 'Variegata' is easy-natured and also easy on the eye. A ground-covered colony is memorable. The species originates in Russia, China and Japan; where 'Variegata' originated? Japan might be a good guess. Established potted perennial from division.


48-60 in


48-72 in


Pink, White

Characteristics and Attributes for Filipendula palmata 'Variegata'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Border
  • Natural Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Grouping

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • China
  • Japan
  • Russia

Propagated By

  • Division