Potentilla Species, Himalayan Cinquefoil

Potentilla atrosanguinea

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Potentilla (poh-ten-TILL-uh) (Info)
Species: atrosanguinea (at-ro-san-GWIN-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Calais, Maine

Livingston Manor, New York

MOUNT HOOD PARKDALE, Oregon

Shoreline, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 17, 2004, BruMeta from Livingston Manor, NY wrote:

'Gibsons Scarlet'its brilliant red blooms are a real charmers. Great with Coreopsis v. 'Zagreb'. Needs full sun and good drainage; rock-garden conditions ideal.

Neutral

On Aug 9, 2001, eyesoftexas from Toadsuck, TX (Zone 7a) wrote:

A delightful Himalayan herbaceous perennial; the original form has little growth itself but has given rise to a wide range of hybrids. They have gray-green, somehat strawberry like leaves, with the flowers borne in loose sprays of single and double flowers in heads up to 1 1/2 ft. wide from mid to late summer. Varieties to look for include "Firedance" {small, single, salmon orange flowers}.
"Gibson's Scarlet" {single, brilliant red},
and "William Rollinson" {semi-double, flame orange}. Propagate by division.

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