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Herbaceous Perennial

Patrinia triloba

three-leaved patrinia

P. triloba is a clump-forming perennial up to 50cm tall, with palmately lobed, mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn. Branching stems support flower heads 10cm across consisting of small, trumpet-shaped, scented, yellow flowers with five petal lobes

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Caprifoliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Patrinia are clump-forming, herbaceous perennials with long-stemmed sprays of small, yellow or white flowers. The leaves are mainly basal, mid- to dark green, nearly always lobed or divided

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Japan

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist soil in partial or deep shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe, or by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Cut back stems after flowering

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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