A picture of a Cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet'

Cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet'

Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet'

Also known as

Cinquefoil

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet' Overview

This species is a red-flowering summer perennial, It will grow to about 45cm tall with a similar width. The foliage is soft green with each leaf divided into 3 leaflets.

How to propagate Cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet'

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 'Gibson's Scarlet'

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.