Genus: Patrinia

Patrinia

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Scott Kunst
(Patrinia)
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Valerianaceae
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 characteristics:  Long-stemmed clusters of small, cup-shaped, yellow or white flowers.
Care:  Grow in fertile, moist soil that is rich in organic matter, in partial or deep shade.
Propagation: 

Sow seeds in containers as soon as they are ripe. Divide in spring.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Patrinia

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Patrinia
Patrinia scabiosifolia
Problems: 

Slugs and snails may damage new growth.