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Potentilla nepalensis (Nepalese Cinquefoil)

Nepalese Cinquefoil, Nepal Cinquefoil


Potentilla nepalensis (Nepalese Cinquefoil) is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial forming a sprawling foliage mound of strawberry-like bright green leaves composed of five broad leaflets. From late spring to late summer, cup-shaped, dark red or dark pink flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), with five heart-shaped petals cover the foliage. They are borne in loose clusters on branched, reddish stems. A very tolerant and easily grown plant, surviving considerable neglect.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in poor to moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Great for beds and borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens or border fronts.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer.
  • Might die back naturally at the end of the season but otherwise cut back stems that remain to ground level in spring.
  • Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring, or by division in autumn or spring.
  • Native to the Himalayas in Nepal.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
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 Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
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 Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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