Cinquefoil Drought Tolerant Potentilla Nepalensis Garden Flower Plant Seed

Cinquefoil - Miss Willmott

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

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

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