Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'
40 - 50 cm
sun - part shade
acid - neutral - alkaline
garden variety, the species is native to Arizona - New Mexico
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 March
Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Deep burgundy flowers. Needs staking.