This uncommon perennial is known by the common name golden lace, golden valerian, or simply patrinia. Open umbels of small, bright yellow flowers bloom in late summer to early fall atop 4- to 6-foot-tall stems. They look terrific with the rich purple blooms of ironweeds (Vernonia) or softer purple Brazilian vervain (Verbena bonariensis), as well as tall, orange-flowered companions like sulfur cosmos (Cosmos suphureus) and Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia). As a bonus feature, the leaves turn shades of orange and red in fall. Full sun to partial shade. Reportedly hardy in Zones 4 to 9.
For more information on this beautiful perennial, please visit the post “One Plant, Three Seasons: Patrinia scabiosifolia” on my blog.
Harvested in October 2020. At least 25 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.