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Patrinia scabiosifolia

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From a basal mound of toothed leaves (similar to scabiosa’s foliage) rise 4- to 6-foot stems of tiny chrome-yellow flowers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsAiry yellow flowers top tall stems and make this plant a good vertical accent. Long blooming.

CareCan be grown in average, well-drained soil in full sun, but prefers rich, humusy, moist soils and shade. Tolerant of hot and humid summers. May need staking.

PropagationSow seed when ripe or divide in spring.

ProblemsNothing serious.

  • Genus : Patrinia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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