A picture of a Cinquefoil

Cinquefoil

Potentilla 'Red Ace'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

1.25m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cinquefoil Overview

A deciduous, spreading, bushy, dense shrub bearing bright red flowers with yellow centres, in late spring to mid autumn. Has medium green leaves which fade in full sun.

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.