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Meadow Sweet

Add some late summer colour to your garden with our Meadow sweet seeds.

Meadow sweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is also known as mead wort and is actually a perennial herb. Historically the plant has been found as far back as the Bronze Age where it was thought the flowers were placed over the top of burial cairns for scent, or could indicate honey mead flavoured with the flowers.

Meadowsweet is an important plant for bees, and they can often be seen buzzing from flower bunch to flower bunch.

The delicate creamy white flowers are bunched together on thin fern like branches and the plant itself reaches between 1 and 2 metres in height. The meadow sweet flowers have a strong, sweet scent and were often used in cooking, or flavouring drinks. The fragrance makes a great pot pourri base.

The plant is most often found colonizing damp areas such as streams, pond edges or wet meadows. The root can be chewed to relieve headaches as it contains the chemicals used in creating asprin.

There are approximately 3900 seeds in the packet which are from cultivated stock. Please do not scatter any of the seeds into the countryside.

Price: £1.50

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