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botanical name:
Potentilla nitida 'Rubra'
Potentilla nitida 'Rubra' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.10m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Small, tufted alpine forming a dense mound of palmate, silvery-hairy, grey-green leaves about 1.5cm long. Solitary, saucer-shaped, pink flowers with red centres, borne on short stems in summer. Unfortunately sometimes rather shy in flowering.

Poor, gritty, sharply drained soil in full sun.

By seed or division.

Rock, scree or gravel gardens.

other notes:
From mountainous regions of central-southern Europe.
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