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Potentilla Gibsons Scarlet

A showy shrubby plant with scarlet blooms and deep green foliage, this Potentilla grabs the spotlight. Compact, it fits in any perennial garden. Also called Cinquefoil. (Potentilla)

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 20-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 27SHRUB3
Common Name Cinquefoil
Botanical Name Potentilla
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 20-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Borders, Showy Flowers
Additional Information N/A
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Salvia Lyrical Silvertone

    Salvia Lyrical Silvertone

  • Geranium Brookside

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Description
Gibson's Scarlet one-ups most of the other Potentilla hybrids with its red red flowers. Also, the foliage is particularly beautiful in deep green.

The beautiful Potentillas (or Cinquefoils) are a great group of color makers for perennial borders. They're small bushy (only about 18" tall) members of the rose family, and if you look closely, you'll see the five-petaled blooms resemble a small wild rose. Even though these are herbaceous perennials, their growth habit is somewhat shrub-like, with semi-woody stems. This makes them tough plants that are loved by many gardeners. Also, romantics like the fact that the flower petals are perfect hearts.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Salvia Lyrical Silvertone

    Salvia Lyrical Silvertone

  • Geranium Brookside

    Geranium Brookside

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

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By Disappointed Gardener

from Langhorne, PA

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    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Potentilla Gibson's Scarlet - Root:

      I've ordered this plant two years in a row. First year: no growth. Second year, some growth but only for a short period of time. Very disappointing.

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      By melthenewbie

      from Beaver Falls, PA

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      • Had Potential

      Cons

      • Requires Gardening Experience

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        Comments about American Meadows Potentilla Gibson's Scarlet - Root:

        Not sure what I did wrong with this one. When I first planted it and began watering it, it doubled in size within a few days, then tripled.. But soon after, it shrivelled up and disappeared. :( I was really looking forward to seeing the blooms, but I didn't even get close. I don't know if I planted it in a bad spot or didn't water it enough, or watered it too much? I don't know...

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        Service and delivery were great!

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        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Salvia Lyrical Silvertone

          Salvia Lyrical Silvertone

        • Geranium Brookside

          Geranium Brookside

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

        Shipping

        Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

        Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Salvia Lyrical Silvertone

          Salvia Lyrical Silvertone

        • Geranium Brookside

          Geranium Brookside

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

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