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
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.
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.