Cinquefoil
Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Potentilla (poh-ten-TILL-uh) (Info)
Species: thurberi (THUR-ber-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Monarch's Velvet

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grass Valley, California

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Chicago, Illinois

Greenville, Indiana

Louisville, Kentucky

Beverly, Massachusetts

Owosso, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Pembina, North Dakota

Arlington, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 31, 2010, NYGrower from Poughkeepsie - Hyde Park, NY (Zone 4a) wrote:

This plant can be split or seeds gathered.

Neutral

On Mar 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

POTENTILLA - Cinquefoil - Short to Med. - Plant 14" apart. zone 5-8. Raspberry-red flowers with velvet crimson centers and heart shaped petals.

General Information:
Mounds of low maintenance strawberry-like foliage, lots of flowers in early summer continuing into fall. Divides easily in spring or early fall. Deer resistant. Not for Zones 3 & 4; may need to mulch or protect in Zone 5. Not for Gulf states.

Positive

On Jul 25, 2005, echoes from South of Winnipeg, MB (Zone 3a) wrote:

The foliage on these plants is green, unless the plant is very malnourished.