The genus Patrinia encompasses about 15 species of clump-forming herbaceous perennials that come from grassy mountain habitats in Siberia and Japan. Their garden value comes from the long-stemmed panicles of flowers that often rise above the leaves in sprays of yellow or white flowers, blooming in summer and fall. Patrinia are useful in a woodland garden, rock garden, borders, or as a groundcover.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsLong-stemmed clusters of small, cup-shaped, yellow or white flowers.
CareGrow in fertile, moist soil that is rich in organic matter, in partial or deep shade.
PropagationSow seeds in containers as soon as they are ripe. Divide in spring.
ProblemsSlugs and snails may damage new growth.