Potentilla atrosanguinea ‘Scarlet Starlet’ – (Himalayan cinquefoil)

$6.00

A  brightly flowered new potentilla which forms tidy mounds and shouts out for your attention when in flower.

Description

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.

Sowing advice

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.

 

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Himalyan cinquefoil

Family

Rosaceae

Maximum Height

30 cm

Number of seeds in packet

20