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Cinquefoil

Potentilla 'Goldfinger'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

1.5m

40cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cinquefoil Overview

A dense, bushy, deciduous shrub with abundant, large, disc-shaped, rich yellow flowers appearing in late spring to autumn. Has dark green leaves divided into five leaflets.

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.