Potentilla Himalayan Cinquefoil Orange Starlit Garden Flower Plant Seeds

Cinquefoil - Orange Starlit

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

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

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.