Potentilla Atrosanguinea ‘Scarlet Starlet’ – (Himalayan cinquefoil)
A brightly flowered new potentilla which forms tidy mounds and shouts out for your attention when in flower.
This is a new Potentilla. It has a dwarf habit and has larger than normal bright scarlet red flowers in the summer. The foliage has an eye-catching silvery sheen, through having a felting of fine silver hairs on the leaves.
It flowers throughout summer, and likes full sun and a poor to moderate soil which is also moist but not waterlogged.
For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, one can also sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.
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