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Herbaceous Perennial

Patrinia scabiosifolia

eastern valerian

P. scabiosifolia is a spreading perennial, with basal clusters of dark green leaves to 10cm long. In summer it produces airy sprays of small, yellow flowers on branched stems up to 1m tall

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 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 Green
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
Dahuria

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich soil in full or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

No pruning needed

Pests

Young leaves are susceptible to damage by slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease free

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