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Searching Genus for Potentilla

POTENTILLA(CINQUEFOIL)Family: ROSACEAE
Large group of perennials, herbs and shrubs comprising 500 species, found throughout the northern temperate and frigid zones. Strawberry shaped leaves and elegant, 5-petalled rose-like flowers in white, pink, yellow, orange or red.
Potentillas need as much sun as you can give them and do best in poor, well-drained soils. In fact some seem happiest when baked and starved – too rich a soil they become very leggy with few flowers.

POTENTILLA fragiformisSummer2823
30cm  Zone: 4
Yes, yes, we know that P. fragiformis has ceased to exist as a valid species; having been swallowed up by P. megalantha. So, why are we listing it? According to the Flora Russica, these are still two distinct species; fragiformis being native to coastal areas of Chukotka and Kamchatka, Russia (and recently discovered in Alaska, to be added to their AKNHP list of rare plants for the state). Our seed comes from plants originally grown from wild collected Kamtchatka seed. Leaves are smaller and narrower than P. megalantha. The bright yellow flowers are also smaller, but more plentiful. The two also do not seem to hybridize. And that's the answer to the question.
Photo by Trond Steen: Used with permission.
20 seeds  $4.00   

POTENTILLA hippeanaJune2827
Woolly Cinquefoil45cm  Zone: 2
Native to western North America, growing in dry grassland and prairie. Pretty silvery, hairy foliage is topped by wiry stems carrying yellow flowers in summer. Wild collected near Calgary, Alberta.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
30+ seeds  $3.50   

POTENTILLA nepalensis "Miss Wilmot" New Summer2818
40-60cm  Zone: 4
Clump forming perennial with mounds of strawberry-like foliage. Rosy pink flowers with a darker center in summer.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
30 seeds  $3.25   

POTENTILLA neumanniana nanaSpring to Early Summer2828
Alpine Cinquefoil5-10cm
(Formerly Potentilla verna ‘Nana’) A prostrate, mat-forming plant, nice for growing between flagstones or in the rock garden, eventually forming a dense ground cover. Buttery yellow flowers nestle among the small evergreen leaves in late spring, sometimes reblooming in early autumn.

Photograph: Missouri Botanic Garden
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
30 seeds  $3.75   

POTENTILLA thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'Summer2816
75cm  Zone: 3
The species is native of Arizona and New Mexico but is perfectly hardy in Zone 3. The blooms look like velvety, miniature roses of a rich, raspberry-red, with a deep-red, almost black center radiating out into each flower petal.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
20 seeds  $3.75   

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