Butterflies are attracted to patrinia, so try combining it with other plants such as asclepias and buddleia to multiply the effect of each. In addition, patrinia flowers make great cut flowers and last a long time in a vase.
More Information About Patrinia
Patrinia is a genus of about 20 species of perennial wildflowers that are native from Siberia, through China and into Japan. The main use 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. In addition, the flowers of golden lace make great cut flowers and last a long time in a vase.
Patrinia is great for cottage or meadow gardens because it has a very informal look. It prefers to grow in full sun sites with a well-drained humus-rich garden soil, although it is very adaptable and will tolerate a wide range of soil types. Patrinia is also tolerant of hot humid weather which makes it a perfect specimen for much of the country. Butterflies love the flowers, so try combining it with other butterfly plants such as asclepias and buddleia to multiply the effect of each. When it is happy, patrinia will spread around the garden.