No, no pickling. I grew that because of the interesting foliage and I wanted a mass of yellow flowers in that area. I just grew it for its ornamental interest. I don't think it was a variety that was intended for pickling, anyway.

I had it there for several years, and each year it came back and bloomed prolifically until a year or so ago, when it began to wind down as long-term perennials often do. Deer wouldn't touch it, which was why I was able to have it for so long. When it stopped being nice and became more of a pest, then I knew it was time to get rid of it.

It did so well that it became invasive and kept coming up in places where I didn't want it to. I finally ended up digging it all out and am putting something else in that spot this season.