Potentilla palustris - Marsh Cinquefoil, Bog Strawberry

Regular price £3.95

  • Approximate height: 30cm (12 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 10cm (0 - 4 inches)
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Flower colour: Red
  • Supplied bare root

This lovely British native plant produces velvety wine-red flowers with five petals in summer, which are attractive to bees and hoverflies (it is on the RHS 'Perfect For Pollinators' list). It has green, deeply-divided leaves on elongated reddish stems that grow outwards almost horizontally, which give it its common name of 'Bog Strawberry'. Unlike a real strawberry though, Potentilla palustris is a slow-growing plant. Also known as Comarum palustre.  

We recommend starting your Potentilla palustris off in a pot of 1 litre capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant.