TPP thinks he owes everybody a FFF submit, so this one is a day early as a result of in response to each Ms. Phactor and the F1 there might be no time to submit a weblog within the subsequent 2-3 days. Gad, nevertheless it’s a protracted record. That is an excellent plant. Noticed it in bloom rising above the remainder of the perennial mattress from the desk in our kitchen in all probability about 50 yds away. And no query this plant appreciated the monsoonal rain even of two weeks in the past (10.5″). That is Filipendula rubra, Queen of the prairie, or meadow candy. Right now of yr it stands a few stately 6′ tall and likes some what wetter soil (and it is current location is usually a bit dry this time of yr). It is a member of the Rose household, which must be pretty apparent. The flowers are fairly small, however kind a big seen cluster. The colour can differ from this pink to a darker rose particularly in cultivars (that is just about wild sort). And it contrasts properly with the taller grey coneflower’s yellow. The leaves are palmately lobed leaves.