syn. villous cinquefoil, hairy cinquefoil
10 - 15 cm
June - July
well drained, gritty
acid - neutral - alkaline
seems hardy, reluctant to flower
Western N-America from Alaska to Oregon
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.
Grows in screes, rock crevices, meadows and tundra in it's native habitat.