General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 inches foliage, 4-6 feet in bloom
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Over 12"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Common names
  • Patrinia

Comments:
  • Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Aug 13, 2012 6:59 PM concerning plant:
    One of the most amazing perennials I have ever seen or grown. It takes a while to become established, but once it settles in it becomes graceful, charming and elegant, much more so than photos could ever reveal. It blooms from late summer through fall with loose "see through" panicles of electric chartreuse-golden yellow, an unusual color that looks stunning at all times of day. It attracts a nice variety of pollinators as well. It gently reseeds when happy, but never to the point of becoming a pest. Truly one of the unsung heroes of the late summer/ early autumn garden!

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