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Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet' (Cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet'

Other names

Cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Gibson's Scarlet' _ P. 'Gibson's Scarlet' is an herbaceous perennial with small, dark-green leaves and bright-red flowers in summer.


Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet' (Cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in poor or moderately fertile, free-draining soil in a sunny position

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet'

Other names

Cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Gibson's Scarlet' _ P. 'Gibson's Scarlet' is an herbaceous perennial with small, dark-green leaves and bright-red flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet' (Cinquefoil 'Gibson's Scarlet') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in poor or moderately fertile, free-draining soil in a sunny position

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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