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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
cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet'
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
'Gibson's Scarlet' is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump of dark green, palmate leaves, with stems to 45cm bearing loose clusters of brilliant scarlet, dark-eyed single flowers 3cm in width
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by division in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning Might die back naturally at the end of the season otherwise cut back stems that remain to ground level in spring
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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