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Slender Cinquefoil

Slender Cinquefoil

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Potentilla gracilis - Slender Cinquefoil - Perennial wildflower

Slow growing, but long lived, this plant with flat, open yellow flowers are important pollen sources for small native bees who lack the girth to open more complicated flowers. Attractive evergreen foliage and a host plant for many native butterflies.

  • Height: 36"-48"
  • Width: 24"-36"
  • Canopy layer: groundcover
  • Light requirements: full sun to part shade
  • Moisture requirements: dry to wet soil
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Seed Packet Contains: approximately 300 seeds

    Sowing instructions: Direct sowing: fall sowing is recommended as this species usually has a fair amount of seed dormancy. Seeds usually need 45-90 days of cold moist chilling (35-40 degrees) before seeds will germinate in spring.

    Source: Steele Acres Native Willamette Valley Seed


    Photo credit: Steele Acres Native Willamette Valley Seed