Sunday, June 28, 2009

Nepal Cinquefoil


Nepal Cinquefoil
Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott'
(poh-ten-TILL-uh) (nap-ahl-EN-sis)
Synonyms: Potentilla

This is one of the non-shrubby types of Potentilla. It has strawberry like foliage that can form a groundcover mat about 12 inches tall. The flower color is exceptional but they are small, maybe an inch in diameter. It likes full sun here and moist soil. There is a bit of a novelty effect since not many people have this plant in their gardens.

There is a lot of lore associated with Cinquefoil. One is if you take an egg and drain the contents and refill the shell with Cinquefoil leaves it will protect your house from evil spirits. It works better if you gather the leaves during the waxing moon. :lol:

Since it is Sunday and that means some extra flower lovers via Today’s Flowers here is a new Coreopsis variety I recently saw.

Threadleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'
(kor-ee-OP-sis)
Synonyms: Tickseed

'Sienna Sunset' is unlike any other Coreopsis I have seen. The color is amazing. It was developed right here in Connecticut at Sunny Border Nurseries. It grows to 12 to 18 inches tall and like other Coreopsis doesn’t require a lot of care when growing in the garden. It takes average soil and much the same as most perennials enjoys well-drained soil. It is best to shear them after their first wave of blooms and they come back strong with a second wave of flowers.

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13 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful! The essence of a summery day!

Digital Polaroids said...

I've been watching your photos and I love them all. You're a great photographer.

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Carletta said...

That Potentialla is stunning!
You say it can form a groundcover -it looks so delicate.
I have coreopsis but I like the shape of this one.
Lovely flower images - thanks for sharing them and the info.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

VALKYRIEN said...

Two lovely flowers - but I fell in love with the first one! So vibrant in color, and a great shot!

Love the Iris on your previous post also!

Have a great week!

Sandra said...

Wonderful and amazing pictures!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks everyone. I really love the color of that Potentilla.

SandyCarlson said...

I've got the egg ready. Now for the cinqefoil. There are evil spirits to spare, and they're outta here.

I enjoyed these and the color and texture.

Thanks.

Anne-Sophie said...

Such lovely flowers both of them.
Have a nice week!

i beati said...

richness of colors

Grace and Bradley said...

Very beautiful close-up, and interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

Sara Chapman said...

Hi Chris,

Another magnificent page of photos, one more beautiful than the next. I am sometimes late in returning a visit but your visit and comment is always much appreciated. Thanks!

fishing guy said...

DFP: Beautiful flower pictures and great info on your site.

Reader Wil said...

All your photos are exquisite!