About this cultivar:
Patrinia scabiosifolia, aka Golden lace, is one of the best new perennials for adding a bit of summer bling to your garden. After looking a bit green for the first year, every year thereafter you will find clusters of tall, airy, see-through stems, topped with chrome-yellow flowers throughout the summer. After the blooms fade, the remaining floral parts retain the golden colour. First discovered early in the 19th century growing on the grassy steppes of Dahuria, in Eastern Siberia.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Flowers: June, July, August
- Other features: -
- Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Habit: Clump forming
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Height: 150 - 180 cm (5 - 6 ft)
- Spread: 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 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.