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Spring cinquefoil

Potentilla verna

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Spring cinquefoil Overview

A low and hairy, mat-forming wild perennial flower with pinnate leaves and small, yellow cup-shaped flowers.

How to propagate Spring cinquefoil

Division

Propagate by division in the spring. Division in autumn.

Seed

From seeds.

Other uses of Spring 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.