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Large Flowered Cinquefoil

Potentilla megalantha

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35cm

Max

20cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Large Flowered Cinquefoil Overview

Potentilla megalantha is a perennial plant from the Rosaceae family. Commonly known as Large Flowered Cinquefoil. It forms a low mound of broadly trifoliate leaves that are heavily veined like embossed leather but are matt rather than shiny. In early summer upward peering flowers are produced that are shallow cupped shaped and a clear-yellow with orange centres colour. In autumn the leaves turn a lemon-yellow colour. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

How to propagate Large Flowered Cinquefoil

Seed

Division

Cuttings

Softwood or greenwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Large Flowered Cinquefoil

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Large Flowered Cinquefoil

A good edge of the border plant, in sun.