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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
Poor, gritty, sharply drained soil in full sun.

propagation:
By seed or division.

usage:
Rock, scree or gravel gardens.

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

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