Meadowsweet Seeds (Spiraea ulmaria) - Organic - Misty Mountain Tea Shop

Meadowsweet Seeds (Spiraea ulmaria) - Organic

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Family:  Rose (Rosaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 9

(The Latin name Spiraea ulmaria is synonymous with the Latin name 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 shade-house. Space plants 2 feet apart.

Certified Organically Grown

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