Potentilla 'Flamenco'
Common Name: cinquefoil 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Rosaceae
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Red
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Deer, Drought


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun. Cut back stems in fall.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Potentilla is a genus of about 500 species of mostly shrubs and herbaceous perennials found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They are grown for their attractive flowers.

Genus name from Latin potens meaning powerful is in reference to the reputed medicinal properties of the plant.

'Flamenco' is a free-flowering, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial which typically forms a foliage mound 12-20" tall with a slightly larger spread. Features blood red, 5-petaled, rose-like flowers (to 1" diameter) with dark eyes. Long summer bloom. Tri-partite, strawberry-like, toothed, medium green leaves are silvery beneath.


No serious insect or disease problems.


Border fronts. Cottage gardens. Rock gardens.