A picture of a Cinquefoil

Cinquefoil

Potentilla 'Gloire de Nancy'

Also known as

Buttercup shrub, Five fingers

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

Cinquefoil Overview

This clump-forming perennial is also called: 'Glory of Nancy'. Disc-shaped, very large, semi-double, orange-red flowers are borne in early summer to late summer, with dark green leaves.

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.