Potentilla Thurberi commonly known as ‘Scarlet Cinquefoil’. A perennial of rich, conifer forests. Its leafy stems are usually at least a foot tall. This flowering species is native to conifer mountains of Arizona and New Mexico. They are clump-forming, showy, saucer-shaped, deep raspberry-red flowers. Flowers bloom usually in all summers. This flowering species is easy to grow and show quick growth.
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Scientific Name: Potentilla Thurberi
Common Name: Scarlet Cinquefoil
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Native Range: Arizona and New Mexico
Height: 12 to 30 "
Spread: 12 to 24 "
Habitat: Conifer forests; 6000 to 9000 ft
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Blooming Season: Summer
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Flower Shape: Saucer shaped
Flower Color: Red
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Soil pH: Slightly acid (6.1-6.5), Neutral (6.6-7.3), Slightly alkaline (7.4-7.8)
Advantage: Moderate growth rate, Easy to grow
Uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and Borders