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Potentilla recta /Sulfur Cinquefoil, Cinquefoil

Potentilla recta  / Potentilla recta
A large colony of the Sulfur Cinquefoil
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A large colony of the Sulfur Cinquefoil

Bright yellow flowers in spring and early summer

Close view of the single yellow flowers

Close view of the spring flowers

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Scientific Name: Potentilla recta
Common Name: Sulfur Cinquefoil, Cinquefoil
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This perennial produces a woody rootstock and erect stems that can reach about three feet tall. The foliage is hairy with five to seven palmately toothed leaflets that are about three inches long and one inch wide. Relatively easy to grow in a wide range of conditions provided there is some sunlight and a well drained soil.