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Patrinia gibbosa

Patrinia gibbosa



About this cultivar:

Patrinia gibbosa is a clump-forming perennial native to Japan, with broadly oval, mid-green leaves that turn lovely red and yellow shades in autumn. Produces airy clusters of small, scented, sulphur-yellow flowers for a long long time. The specific epithet means swollen on one side.

These photos are possibly the worst ever taken of this plant....don't let them put you off...... we have another one in the garden so remind me to get better photos....

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: June, July, August, September, October
  • Other features: -
  • Hardiness: H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15°C), Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 30 - 45 cm (1 - 1.5 ft)
  • Spread: 30 - 45 cm (1 - 1.6 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, yellow
  • Goes well with: --

About this genus:

Patrinia (pat-rin-e-a) is a genus of about 20 species of perennial wildflowers that are native from Siberia, through China and into Japan. It is named after the French botanist Eugène Louis Melchior Patrin (1742-1815).

Patrinia will tolerate a wide range of soil types and will grow in full sun to part shade. Just keep it away from extremes!

The main use of Patrinia in the garden is as a filler in a mixed border where its loose clusters of many yellow or white flowers provide a nice accent over a very long period of time in the summer. It is great for cottage or meadow gardens because it has a very informal look. In addition, Patrinia make great cut flower plant because the stems last a long time in a vase.