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Patrinia scabiosifolia

Description

Patriania is a clumping herbaceous perennial native to eastern Asia in the Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle) family. 

The tall, minimally leaved stems arise from a mound of basal leaves.  Atop these stems sit tiny chrome-yellow flowers.  

Due to the height of the plant, they may need some support.  

A sunny location is important, it will not grow in the shade.

The flower buds, stem tips and leaves are edible, added to soups fresh or dried.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Slugs and snails may damage young leaves.  It is generally disease free, however, it is an alternate host for Daylily Rust.  Planting this specimen in your garden can lead to the rust spreading to your daylilies.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Golden Lace'
    Flat, yellow flower heads.
'Golden Lace'
Tags:
#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#rabbit resistant#herbaceous#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#long bloom time#naturalizes#self-seeding#cutting garden#wildflower garden#naturalized area#dried arrangements#humidity tolerant#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden#wildflower
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Golden Lace'
    Flat, yellow flower heads.
'Golden Lace'
Tags:
#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#rabbit resistant#herbaceous#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#long bloom time#naturalizes#self-seeding#cutting garden#wildflower garden#naturalized area#dried arrangements#humidity tolerant#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden#wildflower
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Patrinia
    Species:
    scabiosifolia
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Vietnam, Japan, Russia
    Wildlife Value:
    Butterflies are attracted to the flowers. They also attract beneficial bees and other insects.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Easy to Grow
    Edibility:
    The leaves, stem tips and flower buds are edible.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Long stemmed sprays of flat-topped flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The dark green leaves are divided. They can reach lengths of up to 6".
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    Upright, branching stems can reach 6' in height.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Pond
    Pool/Hardscape
    Recreational Play Area
    Vertical Spaces
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Heat
    Humidity
    Insect Pests
    Rabbits