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Potentilla thurberi 'Monarchs Velvet'


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Hardy perennial

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This is one of the most attractive potentillas around. The heart-shaped, rich, raspberry red petals form saucer-shaped flowers. This is a wonderful colour in its own right. But with the addition of a deep velvet-red centre, which appears just like an ink blot that has diffused outwards, the flowers really do radiate beauty. Flowering over a long period, this garden treasure is an absolute must for the flower border and cottage garden. Sow seeds in the cold frame in spring or autumn, or divide plants in spring or autumn.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Potentilla

Species: thurberi

Cultivar: Monarchs Velvet

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to divide plants: March to April

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