Choose a country to see content specific to your location

A picture of a Rough-fruited cinquefoil

Rough-fruited cinquefoil

Potentilla recta

Also known as

Sulphur cinquefoil

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

65cm

Max

50cm

40cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Rough-fruited cinquefoil

Potentilla recta (location: Poland, West Tatra Mountains, Dolina Lejowa)
A photo of Rough-fruited cinquefoil

Rough-fruited cinquefoil Overview

This perennial produces hairy stems about 45cm long. The leaves are hand-shaped with 35mm leaflets. The flowers are about 25mm wide, bright yellow and are produced very freely from early summer.

How to propagate Rough-fruited cinquefoil

Division

You can propagate by division in the spring. Division in autumn.

Seed

From seeds.

Other uses of Rough-fruited 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.