Potentilla nepalensis 'Melton Fire'
syn. Nepal Cinquefoil
40 - 50 cm
bicoloured, red and pale yellow
end of July - September
acid - neutral - alkaline
fairly tender, often short lived
garden variety, the species is native to the Himalayas
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.
Division in spring.
Seed - sown in January
Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Fairly tender and often short-lived. Needs very well drained soil.