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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
creeping cinquefoil common cinquefoil
five finger grass five leaf Mary's five fingers sink-field
Potentilla can be herbaceous perennials, deciduous shrubs, or annuals, with palmately or pinnately divided leaves and solitary or clustered, saucer-shaped, 5-petalled flowers appearing over a long period
P. reptans is a low-growing perennial that spreads from its creeping stems, rooting at the nodes. Serrated, hairless and rounded leaves are held in groups of five to seven. Yellow flowers, like flat buttercups, are borne in the leaf axils throughout summer into early autumn
Europe to Himalaya
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Found naturally in hedgerows, sand dunes, grassy places and rough ground
Propagate from creeping stems or propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning None required
Pests Usually trouble free
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