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 in the 8cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot

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

Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.