Perennial Woolly Cinquefoil Potentilla fragiformis Gold Sovereign Garden Flowers

Cinquefoil - Gold Sovereign

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 8

Height: 12 - 16 inches

Bloom Season: Late Spring to early Summer

Bloom Color: Yellow

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Dry, well-drained soils

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Potentilla fragiformis

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press seeds into soil

Sowing Rate: 2 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 - 16 inches

Woolly Cinquefoil (Potentilla fragiformis Gold Sovereign) - Smaller perennial with very hairy ornamental leaves and large golden flowers in late Spring through July. Forms groundcovering mounds, about 12 - 16 inches tall and wide, with 1.5 inch flowers above the foliage. Usually only blooms for about 4 - 5 weeks; however, the leaves stay pretty for the whole season.  You may even want to cut back after blooming for fresh foliage. Full sun is the best; however, it will do fine in partial shade as well. Once established the plants do not need much water and they prefer well-drained soils (average, sandy, rocky, gritty soils of any pH).  In hot climates Woolly Cinquefoil appreciates some afternoon shade or half shade. Attracts honeybees and potentially other small pollinators as well, but not deer and rabbits.