Potentilla nepalensis ‘Ron McBeath’
Toothed, light green leaflets (strawberry-like) bearing wiry branches forms a low mound of foliage. Potentilla nepalensis ‘Ron McBeath’ CINQUEFOIL starts blooming in early summer, clusters of saucer shaped carmine-red single blooms with darker centers.
Versatile and useful
Potentilla’s are very versatile in a range of landscapes and situations and as a result are a very popular plant. They are tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. Withstanding drought as well as air pollution, and salt air, this makes it ideal for urban environments and beachfront locations. They are also a great addition to a rock garden or in a container. The flowers are an important food source for butterflies and also other pollinating insects.
Choice companion plant
An excellent choice for planting under roses and shrubbery. Very easy and generally pest and disease free. Enjoys full sun to part shade, in neutral to slightly acid soil that is humus rich and well drained.
Growing: Potentilla nepalensis ‘Ron McBeath’
– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 30cm – 50cm approx.
– Position: Full sun or Partial shade
– Soil: Well drained, very adaptive, also tolerates acidic soil.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Perennial
– Attracts: Bees, Butterflies and also other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Trim back hard after flowering to create fresh new leaves.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Not first choice for nibbling pests.
– Origin: The species “Potentilla nepalensis” is native to East Asia and the West Himalayas, from Pakistan to Nepal. Cinquefoils in general have grown naturally and wild throughout most cool and cold regions of the world. With most of its species being herbaceous perennials but a few are erect or creeping shrubs.