Potentilla Nepalensis ‘Miss Willmott’- (Cinquefoil)

$3.00

This is one of the non-shrubby cinquefoils which are great additions to the perennial border.

 

Description

This is a lovely plant for the front of the border.  Its flowers are an unusual colour, being bright rosy crimson with a dark crimson eye.

It has a small mound of bright green leaves which are very like those of a strawberry. Its flowers begin in early summer.

 Plants should be sheared back after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage. Division may be done in early spring or in the fall.  It makes a  good companion for other plants in mixed tubs or containers. It is best in full sun and prefers a poor to moderately fertile well drained  soil.

This plant should  die back at the end of the growing season, if it does not cut back stems to ground level in spring. Propagate by division in spring.

Sowing advice

Sow into a cold frame in autumn. Surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed compost. Just cover seed with a little soil. Place in a cold frame. Allow autumn warmth followed by natural winter cold to offer ideal conditions for germination to occur as the weather warms in spring. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to individual pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Cinquefoil, Potentilla

Family

Rosaceae

Maximum Height

30 cm

Number of seeds in packet

30