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PlantFiles: 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

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This plant can be split or seeds gathered.

Neutral berrygirl 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 echoes 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.


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

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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