Potentilla neumanniana Nana description
Masses of golden yellow flowers in the spring and the early summer, and often again in the autumn.
This is a real little gem.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, 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 verna Nana or Potentilla tabernaemontani Nana.
Common name: Alpine 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 bed.
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 5 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.