Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'

Potentilla thurberi ‘Monarch’s Velvet’

Cinquefoil

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'
  • Common name: Cinquefoil
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Potentillas (cinquefoil) are perennials with pretty, strawberry-like flowers and leaves from spring to midsummer. They’re perfect for adding colour to a well-drained herbaceous border.

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Potentilla thurberi ‘Monarch’s Velvet’ is a clump-forming perennial that bears deep, intensely red flowers set against rich green foliage in summer. It looks fantastic planted in mixed borders alongside other sun-loving flowering plants.

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For best results, grow Potentilla thurberi ‘Monarch’s Velvet’ in full sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Cut back in autumn.

How to grow Potentilla 'Monarch's Velvet'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, partial shade

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 Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do 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

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Cut back
Cut back

Do not Cut back in January

Do not Cut back in February

Do not Cut back in March

Do not Cut back in April

Do not Cut back in May

Do not Cut back in June

Do not Cut back in July

Do not Cut back in August

Do not Cut back in September

Do Cut back in October

Do Cut back in November

Do not Cut back in December

Potentilla 'Monarch's Velvet' and wildlife

Potentilla 'Monarch's Velvet' is known for attracting bees and beneficial insects. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Potentilla 'Monarch's Velvet' poisonous?

Potentilla 'Monarch's Velvet' 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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