A picture of a Cinquefoil

Cinquefoil

Potentilla 'Yellow Queen'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

65cm

30cm

Min

45cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cinquefoil Overview

This clump-forming perennial bears dark green leaves with cymes of bright yellow flowers in mid summer.

How to propagate Cinquefoil

Seed

You can propagate the perennial species by seeds in the autumn. Shrubby species may be raised by seed in autumn.

Division

Division.

Cuttings

Softwood or greenwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Cinquefoil

Attracts bees. Tall species, such as the shrubs, are useful in borders. Dwarf Potentillas are good for rock gardens and in containers. Suitable for coastal conditions.