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Potentilla Gibsons Scarlet

No longer available this season.
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Deer Resistant
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Average
Mature Height
20-24" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


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.