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Cinquefoil

Potentilla 'Limelight'

Also known as

Buttercup shrub, Five fingers

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

1m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Cinquefoil Overview

    There are about 500 or so deciduous shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals and biennials in this genus. They will bear clusters of rounded, bright-coloured blooms which are profuse throughout the spring and summer.

    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.