Potentilla atrosanguinea

cinquefoil

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Flower colour: dark red
  • Other features: hairy, strawberry-like leaves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sprays of saucer shaped dark red flowers from June to August and hairy, strawberry-like leaves. This vibrant Himalayan cinquefoil is perfect for a planting scheme based on hot colours. An excellent long flowering plant, given a sunny, well-drained site, it is trouble free and easy to grow.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring. In spring apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plants


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