Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel'

Potentilla ‘Arc-en-ciel’

Cinquefoil

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel'
  • Common name: Cinquefoil
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Red

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Potentilla ‘Arc-en-ciel’ forms an attractive mound of fresh green, strawberry leaves and yellow-spotted or rimmed semi-double, red flowers in summer. It has a gentle tumbling habit, making it perfect for growing in rock gardens and containers. It’s also suitable for growing at the very front of the border. 

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Grow Potentilla ‘Arc-en-ciel’ in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, open spot. Remove spent flowers to encourage continual blooming. Cut stems back to the ground in late winter to early spring. 

How to grow Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel' and wildlife

Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel' poisonous?

Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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