Potentilla 'William Rollison'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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photo by Richard Bloom, copyright GAP Photos (48948)

Plant details

Cinquefoils form low-spreading clumps which look great in a sunny cottage garden border or raised bed. Where drainage is less than perfect plants are short-lived. 'William Rollison' is a beautiful variety with semi-double yellow or red-orange blooms with yellow centres, which are produced from early to late summer. The Royal Horticultural Society has give it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in recognition of its outstanding excellence.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Potentilla

Cultivar: William Rollison

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: June to July

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I have 2 potentilla in my garden, but they are not flowering very well. Can you help?

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