Potentilla nepalensis Shogran description
The beautiful flowers are flushed pink with carmine throughout the summer.
Trim back hard after flowering to create fresh new leaves.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, hanging over a wall, 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).
Common name: Nepal Cinquefoil.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space at the front of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic 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.
Can get Red Spider Mite – cut off affected leaves.
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 15 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
Buy alpines and rockery plants online from Boundary Nursery.