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Herbaceous Perennial

Potentilla atrosanguinea
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dark crimson cinquefoil

P. atrosanguinea is a clump-forming perennial with three-lobed leaves covered in silky hairs. The red, orange or yellow flowers are carried in loose, open sprays on wiry stems in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Orange Red Yellow Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Himalaya

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun

Propagation

Can be propagated by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

After flowering, remove the flower stems at ground level

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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