My Queen of the Prairie (Vilenpendula rubra) plants loved our wet spring and summer.
Fifteen years ago I planted several of these tall, moisture-loving native plants in the corner of my yard to help block the view of a utility pole (which is now two utility poles), and then I promptly ignored them. Yet every year they reappear.
Because these plants like consistent moisture and do not tolerate droughts, and because I don’t usually water that particular flowerbed, I’m guessing that some of my plants are probably seedlings from the original plants.
The fluffy light-pink flowers appear atop 4 to 6-foot-tall stems beginning in early July and are very attractive to pollinators.
I’ve never deadheaded, pruned, fertilized or divided my Queen of the Prairie plants, nor have they ever been bothered by pests or diseases.
Queen of the Prairie is hardy in Zones 3-9.