Hardy perennials and deciduous shrubs with a prolonged flowering season.
Thein borders and rock gardens; the shrubs can make insubstantial hedges.
Chalky, sandy soil is preferred.
Hardy perennials by division; the shrubs from winter.
Potentilla atrosanguinea: Perennial plant; height 40- cm; carmine-redin summer months. ‘Gibson’s
Scarlet’, vermilion-red with bright-green, is the best known variety.
Potentilla fruticosa: A shrub; height to 1 m; yellow, yellow-orange or whitein early summer to early autumn. There are many garden varieties, including dwarf forms.
Potentilla nepalensis: Hardy perennial, 40-60 cm tall; cherry-red to carmine-red flowers from mid summer to early autumn. ‘Miss Willmott’ is vermilion red.