Cinquefoil

Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'

Cinquefoil - Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'

Common Name: Cinquefoil
Genus: Potentilla
Species: thurberi
Cultivar: 'Monarch's Velvet'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


  • Other features: hairy mid green strawberry-like leaves
  • hairy mid green strawberry-like leaves

Ravishing rich raspberry red flowers with deep velvet red centres from June to August and hairy strawberry-like leaves. This red cinquefoil is a fabulous long flowering plant for a sunny herbaceous or cottage style border and is one of the most attractive varieties currently available. For maximum success chose a site that doesn't get waterlogged in winter.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring

Lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring


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