Potentilla cuneata AGM

Rosaceae

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Potentilla cuneata
 

Habitat: sun or part shade

Flowering: mid summer to early autumn

Height: 5 cm

Width: 25 cm

Soil: with some grit

This is a large genus, including rightly popular shrubs that flower all summer, as well as many smaller plants, suitable for the rock garden. They are known as cinquefoils, although not all have the leaves divided into five leaflets. Sibbaldia and Sibbaldiopsis are closely related, both having the tips of the leaves divided into three broad teeth.

Potentilla cuneata is a collection from Vietnam of this excellent rock garden or raised bed plant, which just keeps on flowering from summer through to autumn. It has bright yellow, upward-facing flowers scattered over the low mats of leaves, on very short stems.
Q6U-1
1 litre pot £5.00

Potentilla - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Potentilla atrosanguinea is a fairly small herbaceous plant, making a tight clump of slightly hairy leaves, shaped like those of a strawberry. The short stems carry the really bright red flowers.
invisible.gif Potentilla CC5836 is small enough for the rock garden. It makes good clumps of softly downy pinnate leaves, and has clusters of bright yellow flowers.
invisible.gif Potentilla fruticosa 'Pumila' is a variety of the well-known Potentilla shrub, which is now cultivated in a range of colours. This compact version (pumila means small) comes in any colour so long as it is yellow, although no doubt the hybridisers will get busy on it, as it is a really neat, high alpine plant. It is also known as Potentilla fruticosa var. arbuscula, Potentilla arbuscula var. pumila, and just about any other combination of these names.
potentilla_nepalensis_miss_willmott.jpg Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott' is a herbaceous perennial, which has pretty, bright rosy-pink open flowers on sturdy long stems that often sprawl (but do not layer) at ground level. This is an old variety, which has become quite popular and well known.
potentilla_polyphylla.jpg Potentilla aff. polyphylla ex is small enough for the rock garden. It makes good clumps of pinnate leaves, and has clusters of bright yellow flowers.
invisible.gif Potentilla tonguei makes low clumps, with trailing stems spreading in all directions, with lots of apricot-coloured flowers with a bright-red eye.