Potentilla Gibsons Scarlet

Red Potentilla Gibsons Scarlet, Potentilla, Cinquefoil

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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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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU 27SHRUB3

Plant Information

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.

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
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
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Potentilla Gibsons Scarlet:

      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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      from Beaver Falls, PA

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      Pros

      • Had Potential

      Cons

      • Requires Gardening Experience

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        Comments about American Meadows Potentilla Gibsons Scarlet:

        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...

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service and delivery were great!

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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