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Eastern Valerian

Patrinia scabiosifolia

Flower, "Patrinia scabiosifolia" - Flickr - nekonomania by Yoko Nekonomania (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of a flowering Patrinia scabiosifolia plant
A Patrinia scabiosifolia plant in a garden

Eastern Valerian Overview

Patrinia scabiosifolia is a herbaceous perennial species from the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae family. Native to parts of Northeastern Asia where they are found in grassy mountain regions. Commonly known by the name Eastern Valerian. In cultivation, it prefers a shady position in damp soil, flowering in the summer. It forms a basal rosette of dark green leaves measuring up to 10cm in length and tall, wiry, branching stems topped by airy sprays of yellow flowers. Typically grows to around 1m in height.

Common problems with Eastern Valerian

How to propagate Eastern Valerian



Special features of Eastern Valerian

Attractive flowers