This hardy shrub makes for a great low maintenance plant, and works well in a variety of garden spaces. The 'McKay's White' variety of the Cinquefoil produces blooms in a white colour, as the name suggests, and will flower from around June until October. It will also attract butterflies to your garden.
This plant's common name, Cinquefoil, translates to mean 'five leaves' - you can see why!
This very hardy plant, from the Rosaceae family, has few care needs. . Simply make sure its soil is well-drained as it dislikes sitting in water. It enjoys soaking up the sun and this will help its flowers to bloom continuously.
How to keep me happy
Plant size: W19cm x H30cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Ideal for: I'm happy in a pot or a flowerbed
Position in: I like the sun, but I'm okay with a bit of shade
Pollinator: The bees and butterflies love me
Easy to grow: I'm a low maintenance plant
Botanical name: Potentilla Fruticosa McKay's White
Jo's Top Tip
In early spring, treat this plant to a haircut before new growth appears - this will keep it healthy and strong for its upcoming flowering season.