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Potentilla atrosanguinea (Dark Crimson Cinquefoil)

Dark Crimson Cinquefoil, Himalayan Cinquefoil, Ruby Cinquefoil, Cinquefoil


Potentilla atrosanguinea (Dark Crimson Cinquefoil) is a vigorous, clump-forming perennial boasting showy, ruby red, 5-petaled flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with a dark center from early to late summer. The blossoms are borne in open sprays on wiry stems. They contrast nicely against the foliage mound of three-lobed leaves covered in silky hairs. Noted for its long blooming season, this Cinquefoil is one of the easiest plants to care for. It is perfect for adding color to a sunny border.

  • Grows up to 18-30 in. tall (45-75 cm) and 12-24 in. wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates drought once established.
  • Virtually pest and disease free, it is also deer resistant.
  • Cinquefoil is very adaptable and an excellent choice for beds and borders, banks and slopes, cottage gardens, or coastal gardens.
  • After flowering, remove the flower stems at ground level.
  • Can be propagated by division in spring.
  • Native to the Himalayas.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Potentilla - Cinquefoils
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Potentilla - Cinquefoils
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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