Potentilla 'William Rollison'

Potentilla ‘William Rollison’


  • Botanical name: Potentilla 'William Rollison'
  • Common name: Cinquefoil
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
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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.


Potentilla ‘William Rollison’ is a clump-forming perennial that bears vibrant, semi-double flowers set against rich green foliage in summer. Its petals are a fiery mix of orange and yellow. It looks fantastic planted in mixed borders alongside other sun-loving flowering plants.


For best results, grow Potentilla ‘William Rollison’ in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Cut back in autumn. Potentilla ‘William Rollison’ holds the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Potentilla 'William Rollison'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Potentilla 'William Rollison' and wildlife

Potentilla 'William Rollison' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Potentilla 'William Rollison' poisonous?

Potentilla 'William Rollison' 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

Plants that go well with Potentilla 'William Rollison'