Potentilla is a genus of over 459 species of deciduous shrubs, herbaceous annuals, biennials and perennial plants in the rose family, Rosaceae. These plants are found around most of the world. They have palmately or pinnately divided foliage and saucer-shaped flowers resembling those of the strawberry plant. Flowers are often yellow, orange, red or white. Common names for members of the genus include Cinquefoil and Tormentil, and there are many garden cultivars and hybrids available, grown as ornamentals.
How to propagate Cinquefoil
You can propagate the perennial species by seeds in the autumn. Shrubby species may be raised by seed in autumn.
Softwood or greenwood cuttings in summer.
Special features of Cinquefoil
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.