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Potentilla ‘Arc-en-ciel’
Potentilla ‘Arc-en-ciel’
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Potentilla ‘Arc-en-ciel’

Hybrid Cinquefoil

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.440.190

Perennial Cinquefoil are mound-forming plants suited to the sunny perennial border. These are cousins to the more familiar shrubby Potentilla. This variety has green strawberry-like leaves, bearing sprays of double button flowers of orange-red with a bronzy center. Trim off faded bloom stems to encourage more buds to form. Plants may be sheared back after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage. Division may be done in early spring or in the fall. Cut back to the ground in spring. Downy or powdery mildew is sometimes a problem. Possibly hardy to Zone 3.

Further details for
Potentilla ‘Arc-en-ciel’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.