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Potentilla x hybrida

Common Name(s):
Cinquefoil
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Cinquefoil gets it name from its 5-parted leaves. The flowers are 5-parted, about 1 in. wide, and bright against the dark green leaves. The native cinquefoil is known as the "False strawberry" or "Indian strawberry." Cinquefoil hybrids perform best in cool climates, and are useful in the mountains and upper Piedmont.

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Potentilla support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Derandrena) ziziaeformisand Panurginus potentillae.

Season:
Summer
Height:
12-24 in.
Flower Color:
Yellow, red, crimson, orange
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 5-7
Propagation:
Division fall or spring, seed
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Well-drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont
Origin:
Himalayas, North America, hybrid origin
Tags:
sun, summer, fall, specialized bees, bees, yellow, nectar, pollinator, perennial, red, partial shade, spring, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 766

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