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Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Dark Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

cinquefoil 'Miss Willmott'

Family

Rosaceae


Potentilla can be herbaceous perennials, deciduous shrubs, or annuals, with palmately or pinnately divided leaves and solitary or clustered, saucer-shaped, 5-petalled flowers appearing over a long period

'Miss Willmott' is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump to 35cm in height, with dark green leaves composed of five broad leaflets. Branched stems bear loose clusters of dark-centred cherry-pink flowers 2.5cm in width

Synonym(s)

  • Potentilla nepalensis willmottiae
  • Potentilla willmottiae
  • Potentilla 'Miss Wilmott'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing
  • Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Ground Cover or Gravel Garden


How to care

Pruning

Might die back naturally at the end of the season otherwise cut back stems that remain to ground level in spring

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free