• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott'

cinquefoil 'Miss Willmott'

cinquefoil 'Miss Willmott'

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  • Other common names cinquefoil 'Miss Willmott'

  • Synonyms Potentilla nepalensis willmottiae
    Potentilla willmottiae

    Potentilla 'Miss Wilmott'

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  • 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

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Details 'Miss Willmott' is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump to 35cm in height, with dark green leaves composed of five broad leaflets. Branched stems bear loose clusters of dark-centred cherry-pink flowers 2.5cm in width


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Exposed


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by division in autumn or spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden

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