Common Name: Cinquefoil from the 5-petaled flowers.

The plants are generally low growing but the flowers may be bourn on long trailing stems that will scramble up neighbouring plants. They flower for a long period in flushes between May and September (and often beyond in mild weather) if regularly deadheaded.

They prefer a fairly sunny spot and soil that does not dry out completely. They will self seed and some types will come true. Others must be propagated by division.

The only pests likely are aphids, which have little effect on the plants.

Brilliant for bees

A member of the Rosaceae family.

Potentilla Flambeau

Double, incredibly rich deep red flowers. About 1ft tall and 2ft across. Although double they are still wide open for bees!

Price £5.00 (9cm pot)

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