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
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
Care & Maintenance: Cinquefoil
Cinquefoil (Potentilla Nepalensis) - Start Cinquefoil seeds to grow this charming 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.
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 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.
This Cinquefoil perennial 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
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