Patrinia villosa
Common Name: patrinia
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Native Range: Japan
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers rich, humusy soils. Tolerant of hot and humid summers. May self-seed in optimum growing conditions.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This species of Patrinia is a stoloniferous, clump-forming plant which typically grows in a mound 2-3' tall. Tiny white flowers (to 3/16" across) appear in loose clusters (cymes) slightly above the foliage in late summer. Flowers are followed by attractive seed heads. Coarsely-toothed, simple to pinnatifid, ovate leaves (to 6" long).


No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Borders. Cottage gardens. Valued for long, late summer bloom.