Cinquefoil - Orange Starlit
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.