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Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet' (Cinquefoil 'Monarchs Velvet')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet'

Other names

Cinquefoil 'Monarchs Velvet', Potentilla thurberi 'Monarchs Velvet'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Monarchs Velvet' _ 'Monarchs Velvet' is a small deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into five leaflets with toothed margins. From late spring to mid-summer, it bears deep red saucer-shaped flowers with darker centres.


Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Flower

Dark-red in Spring; Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet' (Cinquefoil 'Monarchs Velvet') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, 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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet'

Other names

Cinquefoil 'Monarchs Velvet', Potentilla thurberi 'Monarchs Velvet'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Monarchs Velvet' _ 'Monarchs Velvet' is a small deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into five leaflets with toothed margins. From late spring to mid-summer, it bears deep red saucer-shaped flowers with darker centres.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy


Colour

Flower

Dark-red in Spring; Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet' (Cinquefoil 'Monarchs Velvet') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, 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)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet' (Cinquefoil 'Monarchs Velvet')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet' (Cinquefoil 'Monarchs Velvet')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet' (Cinquefoil 'Monarchs Velvet')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Orgyia thyellina

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest from Eastern Asia which could be damaging to broadleaf and coniferous species if introduced to the UK; as well as having human health impacts. The main pathway is likely to be on goods (including non-plant material) imported from Eastern Asia and awareness raising with the main industry sectors is recommended.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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