Potentilla megalantha description
Large, golden flowers in the late spring and into the summer.
The flowers are held over very impressive furry foliage, which begs to be touched.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, in containers, an alpine bed, rock garden. or patio and is easy provided there are no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
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Also known as Potentilla fragiformis.
Common name: Woolly Cinquefoil.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap at the front of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.