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. Once it's established from Cinquefoil seeds, it's a carefree beauty that will offer a lovely color and addition to the garden. This Cinquefoil perennial likes a position in full sun to partial shade, and it prefers rich, evenly moist soil that drains well.
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. Cinquefoil plants usually take a second growing season, after being sown from flower seeds, to produces blooms. 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.