Potentilla

Potentilla is a large genus in the rose family, Rosaceae, distributed around the northern hemisphere. Most species have yellow flowers, but a few bloom white, pink or red flowers. They grow best in full sun if fairly dry, poor soil.

Potentilla aurea
Potentilla aurea

Dwarf Yellow Cinquefoil

Dwarf yellow cinquefoil is a low growing rock garden plant with yellow flowers.

Potentilla 'White Queen'
Potentilla 'White Queen'

A hybrid cinquefoil with white flowers.

Potentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla
Potentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla

Ruby Cinquefoil

Ruby cinquefoil is a hardy perennial with bright red flowers. Var. argyrophylla is a variety with orange flowes.

Potentilla atrosanguinea
Potentilla atrosanguinea

Ruby Cinquefoil

Ruby cinquefoil is a hardy perennial with bright red flowers.

Potentilla megalantha
Potentilla megalantha

Woolly Cinquefoil

Woolly cinquefoil is a hardy rock garden plant with yellow flowers.

Potentilla nepalensis 'Roxana'
Potentilla nepalensis 'Roxana'

Nepalese Cinquefoil

Nepalese cinquefoil is a medium sized perennial with pink flowers in late summer. 'Roxana' is a medium sized variety with bicoloured flowers, crimson and pale yellow.

Potentilla nepalensis 'Melton Fire'
Potentilla nepalensis 'Melton Fire'

Nepalese Cinquefoil

Nepalese cinquefoil is a medium sized perennial with pink flowers in late summer. 'Melton Fire' is a medium sized variety with bicoloured flowers, crimson and pale yellow.

Potentilla nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'
Potentilla nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'

Nepalese Cinquefoil

Nepalese cinquefoil is a medium sized perennial with pink flowers in late summer. 'Ron McBeath' is a variety with pink flowers.

Potentilla nepalensis
Potentilla nepalensis

Nepalese Cinquefoil

Nepalese cinquefoil is a medium sized perennial with pink flowers in late summer.

Potentilla neumanniana
Potentilla neumanniana

Spring Cinquefoil

Spring cinquefoil is a very floriferous spring flowering plant that forms a low mound of glossy green leaves that becomes smothered with golden yellow flowers in May.

Potentilla nitida
Potentilla nitida

Dolomite Cinquefoil

Dolomite cinquefoil is a mat forming rock garden plant with silvery-green foliage and almost sessile pink flowers.

Potentilla rupestris
Potentilla rupestris

Rock Cinquefoil

Rock cinquefoil is a medium sized perennial with white flowers.