Potentilla Cinquefoil Fireball Perennial Flower Seed Mix

Cinquefoil - Fireball Mix

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Cinquefoil (Potentilla atrosanguinea Fireball Mixed) - Turn the heat up in your borders and containers with Potentilla 'Fireball' also known as cinquefoil! Awash with color all summer, potentilla are easy, unfussy and long-lasting perennials that will thrive in any ordinary, well-drained soil in full sun.

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ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4 - 8

HEIGHT

12 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Early to late Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Mixture

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Dry, well-drained

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Potentilla atrosanquinea

Cinquefoil (Potentilla atrosanguinea Fireball Mixed) - Turn the heat up in your borders and containers with Potentilla Fireball also known as Cinquefoil! Awash with color all summer, potentilla are easy, unfussy and long-lasting perennials that will thrive in any ordinary, well-drained soil in full sun. Featuring ruffled double blooms in a fiery blend of yellows, oranges, reds and deep scarlets, this  mixture makes a fabulous low-maintenance, high-impact addition to any hot flower garden!  This easy to grow perennial mixture is a must for your landscape.

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 seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 - 24 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 8

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer and fall

BLOOM COLOR

Pink

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Potentilla Nepalensis

Nepal Cinquefoil (Potentilla Nepalensis) - Start Cinquefoil seeds to grow this charming, drought tolerant perennial that is perfect for the cottage garden setting, flower borders or containers. Nepal Cinquefoil is a bright bloomer for long periods of time with its rosy-pink blooms and strawberry-like leaves.

Beneficial insects

Bees, butterflies, syrphid flies, and other beneficial insects are attracted to Cinquefoil. It is also a host plant for the caterpillars of butterflies such as the two-banded checkered skipper.

cinquefoil flowers

Cinquefoil seed |

How to grow

How To Grow Cinquefoil From Seed: Many gardeners start Cinquefoil seeds in the spring in a cold frame outdoors. Press the flower seeds into the soil but do not cover them.

Perennial Cinquefoil likes a position in full sun to partial shade, and it prefers rich, evenly moist soil that drains well. Cinquefoil plants usually take a second growing season, after being sown from flower seeds, to produces blooms.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Do not cover, but tightly press seeds into soil
Potentilla nepalensis seeds

Flower Specifications

Once it's established from Cinquefoil seeds, it's a carefree beauty that will offer a lovely color and addition to the garden. Trim the Cinquefoil blooms back when they are done to keep the plant tidy. Nepal Cinquefoil is considered to be an easy, low-maintenance plant.

  • Height: 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 8
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

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

16 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS

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

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.

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

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4 - 8

HEIGHT

12 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Early to late Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Orange

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Dry, well-drained

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Potentilla atrosanguinea

Himalayan Cinquefoil (Potentilla atrosanguinea Orange Starlit) - This low mainteance perennial boasts ground covering clumps that are wide and dense. It is best known for its long blooming season and ease of care. The silvery, strawberry-like leaves are covered in short soft hairs. One inch wide blooms, which are yellow-orange with red centers, appear for nearly the entire summer.  After flowering, remove flower stems at ground level. Will attract butterflies and other pollinators, but not the deer!

This perennial performs best in as a groundcover in full sun to partial shade. Perfect for rock gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, informal gardens, sunny edges/borders, and in wildflower meadows. Prefers well-drained soils and will not succeed in heavy, wet soils. Cinquefoil is an excellent choice for beds and borders, cottage gardens, and rock gardens.

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

18 - 24 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 9

HEIGHT

18 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late Spring and Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Pink

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Potentilla nepalensis

Nepal Cinquefoil (Potentilla nepalensis Melton Fire) - Sprays of charming, multi-coloured, red-eyed, pink (salmon) and light yellow flowers open on sprawling stems in late Spring and Summer. A wonderful garden flower plant, this long-lived perennial reaches a mature height of 18 inches. Grows best in full sun and well drained soil. Deer and rabbits tend to avoid cinquefoil plant. Low to moderate water needs once established.

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

16 inches