Yellow pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Needs 2 months cold moist treatment.
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 19, 2012 7:22 PM

LOVE this plant. It's so airy and see-through, it just goes anywhere. So delicately PRETTY!

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on Apr 30, 2016 8:38 PM

Like golden alexanders and parsley, the leaves are eaten by black swallowtail caterpillars (also, farther south I assume, Ozark swallowtails). Flowers provide nectar and maybe pollen to small bees and flies. I got a plant from a friend, and I hope it will self-seed in my dry soil. My friend's plant was beautiful, with smooth glossy leaves and purple stems.

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