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Potentilla villosa

Villous Cinquefoil, Alpine Cinquefoil

ca$á3.75   
Seed count: 50-60   
Potentilla villosa
Potentilla villosa
Native Region: Alaska, British Columbia and Washington state
Zone Range: 05-08
Preferred Climate: arctic tundra, alpine
Harvest Date: Sunday 04 August, 2013
Seed count: 50-60

Description:
Tufted hairy perennial reaching 12 inches tall from short, thick woody rhizomes. It has ternate leaves, with leathery leaflets, woolly below and coarsely toothed on the upper half. Produces open, 5-petalled yellow flowers from July to September. Attracts beneficial insects such as hover flies and parasitic mini-wasps. Suitable for alpine or rock gardens.

Cultivation:
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in autumn into pots using standard soil-less seed compost, either peat or peat substitute. Cover with perlite or vermiculite and place in a cold frame. Germination takes 1-6 months. OR Sow seed in spring into pots using standard soil-less seed compost, either peat or peat substitute. Cover with perlite or vermiculite and place under protection at 20 degrees Celsius. Germination takes 6-10 days.Grow in poor, gritty, sharply-drained soil in full sun.

Harvest Date: Sunday 04 August, 2013
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